New Harford Community College President to Focus on Community Partnerships with Equity Mindset

Harford Community College President, Theresa B. Felder, was named the 10th president of HCC in October of 2020 and started her position on January 1, 2021.

Felder comes to HCC from Clark State Community College in Ohio, serving most recently as senior vice president for student success, among other administrative roles. As reported by The Baltimore Sun, Felder has focused on getting acclimated in Harford County, getting to know the HCC staff, faculty, and network, and honing in on her priorities as the institution’s leader:

HCC President Theresa Felder
(image credit: The Baltimore Sun)

“I come to partner with the college, to continue the work that they’re already doing, and perhaps expand upon that work,” she said.

Felder’s priorities include boosting enrollment by recruiting new students and retaining them through the completion of their degree program or professional certification courses, ensuring the college can reopen safely — depending on the conditions with the pandemic and getting students and staff vaccinated — plus reaching out to adults who are unemployed or under-employed and bringing them in as students to put them on a path toward geting “a leg up” in the job market…

“Our focus is on community partnerships, to move the community forward, and with an equity mindset,” she said.

Read the full article to learn more about Felder’s thoughts and plans around student retention, pandemic procedures, and moving the community forward.