Office of the President
The Inauguration of Dr. Jermaine F. Williams
Dr. Jermaine F. Williams was installed as the 11th president of Montgomery College October 19, 2022.
You can view a highlights slideshow below, and find more photos, videos, and details about the celebration and the pre-inaugural celebrations on all three campuses here.
Inaugural Slide Show
Dr. Jermaine Williams is welcomed to the Inauguration.
Words of Inspiration from raviji, family friend of Dr. Jermaine F. Williams.
Welcome from The Honorable Michael J. Knapp, Immediate Past Chair, Montgomery College Board of Trustees
Welcome from Ms. Dana Pauley, President and CEO, Leadership Montgomery
Welcome from Ms. Richa D’Mello, Student, Montgomery College
Welcome from Mr. Rico Newman, Elder, Choptico Band of Piscataway-Conoy Indians
Greeting from The Honorable Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., U.S. Senator, Maryland
Greetings from The Honorable Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin, U.S. Representative, Maryland’s 8th Congressional District
Greetings from The Honorable Benjamin F. Kramer, Maryland State Senator, District 19 (Montgomery County)
Greetings from The Honorable Marc B. Elrich, Montgomery County Executive
Greetings from The Honorable Gabriel I. Albornoz, President, Montgomery County Council
Greetings from Dr. James S. Klauber, President, Hagerstown Community College
Greetings from Mr. Jon W. Pointer ’89, President, Montgomery College Alumni Association
Greetings fom J. Stephen McAuliffe III, Esq., Chair, Montgomery College Foundation Board of Directors
Greetings from Dr. Gail Folena-Wasserman, Vice Chair, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College
Greeting from Ms. Dana L. Baker, Co-Chair, Montgomery College Faculty Council
Greetings from Ms. Beth E. Reilly, Chair, Montgomery College Staff Council
Dr. Jamin K. Bartolomeo, Chair, Montgomery College Administrator Council
Ms. Deepica Premaratne, Student Trustee, Montgomery College Board of Trustees
Investiture of Dr. Jermaine F. Williams by Dr. Michael A. Brintnall, Chair, Montgomery College Board of Trustees
Inaugural Address by Dr. Jermaine F. Williams, 11th President of Montgomery College
About President Jermaine Williams
Dr. Jermaine F. Williams became the president of Montgomery College on February 28, 2022.
Dr. Williams’ work in higher education has focused his energies on improving access for students, as well as retention, graduation, and post-completion success. He has paid special attention to mitigating institutional societal and racial inequities, strategically creating programs and policies that support historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups. He has years of experience designing, managing, and enhancing institutional and statewide programs and initiatives that have yielded positive student outcomes.
Dr. Williams has been widely lauded for his inclusive leadership style and for building teams that create strategic programming and policies to improve student outcomes. His professional approach to student success is deeply rooted in equity-minded systems and data-informed analysis. Dr. Williams’ view of higher education as a public good informs his personal passion about enhancing access, completion, and post-completion success, goals that are shared across Montgomery College. Read more about Dr. Williams
Read a welcome message from Dr. Williams (PDF, ) .
Read about our FY22 Priorities Progress Report (PDF, ) .
Presidents are listed by year of service at Montgomery College:
- Hugh G. Price | 1946-1953
- Dr. Donald E. Deyo | 1953-1965
- Dr. George A. Hodson, Jr. | 1965-1966
- Dr. William C. Strasser | 1966 - 1979
- Dr. Robert E. Parilla | 1979 - 1999
- Dr. Charlene R. Nunley (Gold Medallion) | 1999 - 2007
- Dr. Brian K. Johnson | 2007 - 2009
- Dr. Hercules Pinkney (Gold Medallion) | 2009 - 2010
- Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard (Gold Medallion) | 2010–2021
- Dr. Charlene Dukes (Interim) | 2021-2022
(Awarded by the Board of the Trustees, the Gold Medallion recognizes exceptional service and nationally recognized presidential leadership in higher education.)