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For Immediate Release (00-38)
Date: August 10, 2000
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952  (pager: 301-930-2880)

Clyde “Rocky” Sorrell Named Montgomery College's General Counsel
New Directors of Facilities, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid,
and Two New Deans at Rockville Campus Also Appointed


Rockville, MD -- Montgomery College President Charlene R. Nunley has selected former County Attorney Clyde H. “Rocky” Sorrell as the College’s new general counsel.

“Rocky Sorrell’s vast legal knowledge and experience, both in the public and private sectors, will make him a tremendous asset to the College,” said Nunley. “He has also had a long history of working with the College and is well versed on the legal issues we have encountered.”

Sorrell, who comes from Hogan & Hartson, LLP, where he has been a partner since 1990, has represented Montgomery College and other colleges and universities regionally on a variety of issues, including contracts, intellectual property protection, personnel disputes, and acquisition and regulatory compliance matters.

Prior to joining Hogan and Hartson, Sorrell worked as an attorney in the Office of County Attorney for nearly 12 years. Between 1987 and 1990, he served as the county’s chief legal officer under the administration of then County Executive Sidney Kramer.

Sorrell, who received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School, is active on the boards of many community and business organizations, among them the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, and the Alliance for Educational Excellence.

President Nunley also announced the appointment of three senior administrative positions: David J. Capp, Director of Facilities; Dorothy J. Umans, Director of Enrollment Management, and Melissa F. Gregory, Director of Student Financial Aid.

Capp comes to Montgomery College from Chatham College in Pennsylvania, where he directed and managed the operation, maintenance and construction of the college’s physical plant and grounds. A graduate of West Point, Capp served in the U.S. Army for more than a decade and was an associate director of resource management at Georgetown University, prior to taking the top facilities post at Chatham.

Umans, a Bethesda resident, has more than 20 years of experience in student admissions and enrollment services. Most recently, she directed the graduate admissions office at George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management.

Gregory also brings to the College nearly 20 years of experience in her field of student financial aid. An Olney resident and an alumna of Montgomery College, Gregory led Frederick Community College’s financial aid office for nearly a decade and has held senior administrative positions in development and counseling offices at the University of Maryland, College Park and George Washington School University School of Medicine.

In addition to the new director positions, two new instructional deans have been named at the College’s Rockville Campus. Carolyn S. Terry has been appointed the Instructional Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mary Ann Beatty will serve as the Dean of Student Development. Both Terry and Beatty had been serving in an interim capacity in their respective positions, prior to their appointments.

Terry, who earned her masters degree in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University, has been a faculty member of the English Department at Rockville since 1989, and she served as the department’s chair for two years before prior to moving to her current position.

Beatty, who holds a doctorate in Community Counseling from the University of Maryland at College Park, has served in a variety of teaching, counseling and administrative positions since coming to Montgomery College in 1983, including stints as a faculty member and chair of the College’s counseling department.

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