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For Immediate Release: November 10, 1999
Roberta Shulman Named to Montgomery College Board of Trustees
Student Member Etienne Takougang Appointed to Second Term

(Rockville, Maryland) – Roberta F. Shulman, former president of the Montgomery County Workforce Development Corporation, is the newest member of the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. Governor Parris N. Glendening recently appointed Shulman, a Potomac resident, to a six-year term.

Also, Etienne Takougang, of Wheaton, was re-appointed by the Governor to a second consecutive one-year term as the student member of the MC Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining the Workforce Development Corporation, Ms. Shulman held a variety of posts in the marketing and communications industry. She is a founding director of Leadership Montgomery, a graduate of Leadership Maryland, and a board member or director for a wide variety of community organizations, including the Jewish Historical Society, and Women in Advertising and Marketing. In addition, she recently served as an examiner for the U.S. Senate Productivity Awards and the Maryland Quality Awards.

Ms. Shulman holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from American University and a masters in management/marketing from the University of Maryland University College School of Management and Technology.

Mr Takougang earned his associate of arts degree in business administration from Montgomery College in 1998 and is currently pursuing a second degree in accounting, as well as his bachelor's degree in computer information systems from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Trustees, he served as president of the Student Senate at the Rockville campus. He recently completed a one-year internship in the office of Congresswoman Constance A. Morella.

Montgomery College is chartered by the State of Maryland and is governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees, all of whom -- except the student member -- are
appointed to six-year terms. A student representative is selected each year.

Currently an eight-member body, with Montgomery College President Dr. Charlene R. Nunley serving as Secretary-Treasurer, the Board of Trustees will be expanding to nine members in July 2000 and to 10 by July 2001.

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; and to apply for and receive gifts and grants. The Board also establishes entrance requirements; approves offerings consisting of two-year transfer programs, career/technical programs and continuing education programs; and sets student tuition rates and fees.

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