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Date: August 23, 2004 (04-68) 

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Montgomery College Names New Deans to its Three Campuses
Four New Deans Appointed to Posts at Rockville, Germantown, Takoma Park  

            Montgomery College recently appointed four new deans to fill key posts on each of the Collegeís three campuses, at Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park. At the Germantown Campus, Mr. Tony Hawkins has been appointed as dean of humanities, social sciences and education. At Rockville, Mr. James Daniels is the new dean of student development and Dr. Sanjai Rai is the new dean of science, engineering and mathematics. At the Takoma Park Campus, Dr. Humberto Segura has been named the new dean of student development.

            Segura, who recently assumed his post at the Takoma Park Campus, was once a student at that same campus in the 1970s.  He went on to earn a B.A., a M.Ed., and an Ed.D. at the University of Houston.  Most recently, Segura was the director of the Learning Resources Center at California State University at Northridge.  Previously, he taught at the University of Massachusetts and held several administrative positions, including associate to the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life.  

            Daniels, the new dean of student development at the Rockville Campus, comes to Montgomery College from Humboldt State University in California, where he served as director of academic support services.  There, he oversaw the Testing Center, the Student Disability Resource Center, and the Student Support Services grant program.  Daniels earned his B.A. from Pacific Christian College, his M.A. from California State University, and is working towards an Ed.D. from La Sierra University.

            Hawkins, the new dean at the Germantown Campus, was born and raised in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.  He holds a bachelorís degree from Towson State University and a masterís degree from the University of Georgia.  In addition, he is in the process of completing his Ph.D. from New York University.  Hawkins most recently served as the associate dean of English and humanities at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

Rai, the new dean for science, engineering, and mathematics at the Rockville Campus, most recently served as a professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at Jacksonville University in Florida.  Dr. Rai has a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree from the University of Allahabad in India; a masterís degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada; and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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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.