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Date: March 15, 2004 (04-32)

Montgomery College President Reacts to County Exec’s Budget

            In response to today’s release of Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan’s fiscal year 2005 operating budget, Dr. Charlene R. Nunley, president of Montgomery College, issued the following statement: 

“Given the continued fiscal challenges our county has been facing, I truly want to applaud County Executive Duncan for making education – at all levels – an absolute priority in his FY 2005 operating budget. He certainly demonstrated this by supporting Montgomery College’s budget request—one which we believe was extremely lean and responsible, and aimed only at keeping pace with the needs of a growing student population. 

We face a tremendous challenge in the years ahead, in terms of preparing for additional growth, as more students than ever will emerge from high school with plans to go to college. Mr. Duncan’s strong support of our budget and, in turn, of the thousands of county residents we serve, is a critical first step as we rise to meet this important challenge for our community. 

We thank the Executive for stepping up to meet the needs of Montgomery College students and we look forward to working with the County Council, as the budget now moves to the legislative branch for its review.”

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.