At Montgomery College, student success drives everything we do. It's the driving force behind College planning, budgeting, and decision making.
Here, students, faculty, and staff collaborate on building an environment where learning actively engages students. We measure their success by identifying and clarifying student goals and expectations when they first come to MC, by assessing student achievement and experience through their courses, and by evaluating student outcomes at the end of their journey.
Led by an accomplished group of professionals dedicated to its growth and development in pursuing this aim, Montgomery College also fulfills its implicit contract with the larger community when students are successful.
Read about the mission of the Board of Trustees and the roles of the President and other members of the College leadership team.
DeRionne P. Pollard, PhD, President
Sanjay Rai, PhD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Janet Wormack, PhD, Senior Vice President for Administrative and Fiscal Services
Monica Brown, PhD, Senior Vice President for Student Services
David Sears, Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement
Margaret Latimer, Vice President/Provost, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [Germantown]
Kimberly Kelley, PhD, Vice President/Provost, Arts, Business, Education, English and Social Sciences [Rockville]
Brad J. Stewart, PhD, Vice President/Provost, Communications, Health Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and Humanities [Takoma Park/Silver Spring]
George Payne, MBA, Vice President/Provost of Applied Technologies, Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, and Workforce Development & Continuing Education
The Board of Trustees of Montgomery College is the institution's legal governing body and is comprised of citizens of Montgomery County who volunteer their time to serve. The Board derives its authority from Title 16 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of The Public General Laws of Maryland, which provides the legal basis for the control and administration of Maryland's community colleges. The Board conducts its meetings in accordance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act using the Robert's Rules of Order for the parliamentary procedure of meetings.
The Board of Trustees exercises general control over the College. It is empowered to establish the salaries and tenure of the president, faculty, and other employees; to acquire and dispose of property; to arrange for cooperative use of facilities with the Board of Education; to apply for and receive gifts and grants; to establish entrance requirements and approve offerings consisting of two-year transfer programs, career/technical programs, and continuing education programs; to set student tuition and fees; to sue and be sued; and to solicit bids and make contracts. The Board is also authorized to enter into collective bargaining agreements with duly elected bargaining agents of College faculty and staff.
The Board consists of 10 members, all of whom (except the student member, who is appointed to a one-year term) are appointed to staggered six-year terms. All Board members have full voting rights. The College president serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board.
A Nominating Committee of five Montgomery County residents appointed by the county executive (two persons), the county council (two persons), and the Montgomery College Alumni Association (one person) solicits recommendations to fill vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The Committee forwards the names of at least two, but not more than four selected candidates for each vacancy to the Governor, who appoints members to the Board of Trustees with the advice and consent of the Senate, except for the student member.
Contact the Board
Via individual email:
Via US Mail:
900 Hungerford Drive, Suite 315
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 240-567-5272/ Fax: 240-567-5260