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Montgomery College Announces Appointments of Three New Board of Trustees Members

Applications are currently being accepted for terms beginning in 2024

Montgomery College (MC) welcomed three new Board of Trustees members in July. The Board of Trustees of Montgomery College is the institution's legal governing body and is comprised of 10 community individuals who are appointed by the governor. The new Trustees are Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Dr. Judith Docca, and MC student Rishi Nixon.

Trustee Sheryl Brissett Chapman

For 30 years, Dr. Brissett Chapman has served as the executive director of the National Center for Children and Families. Trustee Brissett Chapman, an expert on child and family welfare issues, publishes and presents on a wide range of topics. She has been involved in numerous organizations including Maryland’s Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational & Social Services, the Maryland Procurement Improvement Council, the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence’s Fatality Committee, the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work Policy Board, Maryland Nonprofit, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth. Governor Wes Moore appointed Dr. Brissett Chapman to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees.

Trustee Judith Docca

Dr. Judith Docca spent 38 years with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) as a teacher, human relations specialist, and principal. She also served four terms as an elected member of the Board of Education. Trustee Docca has worked with a number of community groups including the Montgomery County branch of the NAACP, the Multicultural Community Partnership, the Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators, the Hispanic Educators Association, and the Asian American Educators Association. Governor Wes Moore appointed Dr. Docca to a one-year term on the Board of Trustees.

Student Trustee Rishi G. Nixon

Mr. Rishi Nixon has been appointed by Governor Wes Moore for a one-year term as the Board‘s Student Trustee. Trustee Nixon, a homeschooled high school junior and dual enrollment student, is pursuing an associate of science in mathematics. Mr. Nixon has been elected twice as a student member of the College’s Operational Services Council, part of our participatory governance system. Trustee Nixon has served as vice chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Children & Youth, a youth advisor to Montgomery County Councilmember Laurie-Anne Sayles, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network.

Montgomery College Seeks Board of Trustees Members

The Nominating Committee for the Montgomery College Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications to serve a six-year term beginning July 1, 2024. Applications are due on September 15, 2023. For more information on applying to be a Montgomery College BOT member, click here.