- Beth Kirkpatrick
- Director, Public Information and Government Relations
Local business leaders and community members have been working during the 2010-11 academic year to provide input and a fresh perspective to administrators at Hagerstown Community College for use in developing the college’s Strategic Plan 2016.
Co-chaired by John League, editor and publisher of The Herald-Mail, and Carolyn Brooks, immediate past chair of the HCC board of trustees, the Commission on the Future of HCC was given the charge to study relevant data and make informed observations detailing HCC’s performance as a higher educational institution and to make recommendations for improvements as the college moves forward in a rapidly changing world.
Below are the study groups and the final recommendations of the commission.
Co-Chairs: David Engle, Director of the Washington County Department of Social Services and Donna Rudy, HCC Dean of Student Affairs
Pictured, standing, from left: John Little, HCC’s Student Government Association; David Engle; Donna Rudy. Seated, from left: Joan Johnson, HCC faculty; Carol Kreykenbohm-Barnhart, Washington County Public Schools; Sila Bartel, representing the Hispanic community; Leon Brumback, HCC Foundation.
Not pictured: Maureen Grove, Girls Inc.
Co-Chairs: Cassandra Latimer, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Citicorp and Judith Oleks, HCC Vice President of Academic Affairs
Pictured, standing, from left: Sean Maher, HCC faculty; Theresa Shank, dean of HCC’s Continuing Education and Business Services Division; Paul Leatherman, HCC Alumni Association; Joe Kroboth, Washington County Government. Seated, from left: Donna Hanlin, WCPS; Cassandra Latimer; Judith Oleks; Dori Nipps, Pen-Mar Development Corporation. Not pictured: Rebecca Massie Lane, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Maggie Stone, HCC SGA.
Co-Chairs: Tom Newcomer, President of R. Bruce Carson and Anna Barker, HCC Vice President of Administration and Finance
Pictured, standing, from left: Phil Kelly, Millennium 3 Energy; Joe Marschner, HCC faculty; John Itell, Albright, Crumbacker, Moul & Itell. Seated, from left: Anna Barker; Tom Newcomer; Sam Cool, Planet Technologies; Jim Ward, D.M. Bowman. Not pictured: Matthew Vich, HCC SGA.
Co-Chairs: Earl Stoner, Washington County Health Officer and Barbara Macht, HCC Dean of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Pictured, standing, from left: Earl Stoner; Rebecca Lake, HCC SGA; Barbara Macht; Tony Valente, HCC faculty; Tammy Strite, HCC staff. Seated, from left: Mary Anne Burke, Washington County Arts Council; Tracy Barlup, Longmeadow Animal Hospital; Kathy Maher, City of Hagerstown; and Dale Bannon, WCPS.
The following 17 recommendations are the overall suggestions made by the Commission of the Future of HCC. They are not listed in priority order.
Read the full report.