The Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Board of Trustees yesterday announced that Debra L. McCurdy, Ph.D. will be the next president of the College. Dr. McCurdy has served as the president of Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio, since 2006.
According to a press release:
“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. McCurdy as BCCC’s new president,” said Board Chair Kurt L. Schmoke. “She has a proven track record of expanding workforce development opportunities on college campuses, and will bring intellect, passion and integrity to BCCC.”
Dr. McCurdy will succeed Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., who has served as interim president since July 19. Dr. McCurdy will officially assume the position of president during the Spring semester.
“It is a privilege to serve and accept the presidency of Baltimore City Community College. I am eager to engage with the students, faculty, administration and the community to ensure BCCC is well positioned to serve as one of Baltimore City’s economic and workforce drivers,” Dr. McCurdy said. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Board and lead BCCC through its next exciting evolution.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Debra L. McCurdy to Baltimore, and as Baltimore City Community College’s new president at this important time in the life of our city,” said Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “Never has it been more important to promote the clear and accessible pathways to jobs and careers that our community college makes possible. I look forward to working with Dr. McCurdy to support BCCC’s commitment to guiding our Mayor’s Scholars as they progress and fulfill the ambitions they have for themselves and the potential they represent for our community.”
Read the full press release for more information.