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Date: October 29, 2003 (03-84)
Contacts: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

Montgomery College Names New Vice President/Provost at Rockville Campus
Dr. Judy Ackerman Appointed; Will Head Largest of MC’s Three Campuses 

(Rockville, Maryland) – Dr. Judy E. Ackerman has been named the new vice president and provost of Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, the largest of the College’s three campuses, with nearly 15,000 students in credit programs.  Dr. Ackerman, a Bethesda resident, has served as acting vice president and provost since January 2003. 

 “Dr. Ackerman’s permanent appointment as Vice President and Provost provides an opportunity for the College to put in place a talented and dedicated individual,” said Dr. Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto, executive vice president for academic and student services.  “Dr. Ackerman’s leadership enables Montgomery College to maintain critical stability and institutional effectiveness at the Rockville Campus because faculty, staff, students, and the community will have a seasoned, highly respected, and tireless administrator at the helm.”

In a Montgomery College career that spans more than three decades, Dr. Ackerman has served as a mathematics professor, math center coordinator, mathematics department chair, and instructional dean.  Between 2000 and 2002, she was instructional dean of science, mathematics, and engineering at the Rockville Campus.  In that capacity, Dr. Ackerman coordinated planning for the renovation of two campus science buildings.  She also served as the lead dean for mathematics and engineering for College’s three campuses.

“Montgomery College is an exciting, stimulating place to be,” said Dr. Ackerman.  “We help students imagine their future – then we work with them to ensure their success in their chosen fields.  I’m proud to be a part of this institution.  It’s my goal to ensure that the Rockville Campus offers a dynamic environment in which to teach, learn, and work.”

Outside the College, Dr. Ackerman serves as president-elect of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC).  She will become president at the conclusion of the annual meeting in November.  Additionally, she serves on the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development and is a member of the Initiative on Girls and Women in Technology for the Montgomery County Commission for Women.  

Dr. Ackerman earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and an M.A.T. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Her bachelor’s degree from Queens College is in Mathematics, with minors in Physics and Education. 

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