(September 29, 2017) – Carolyn W. Brooks was recently reappointed by the Governor’s Office to serve another six-year term on the Hagerstown Community College board of trustees. She has been a member of the board since 1993. During that time, she served as vice-chair for nine years and chair for three years.
“HCC is indeed fortunate to have had Carolyn as a board member for 24 years, and honored to have her continue to share her unique perspective to represent the citizens of our community,” said HCC President Guy Altieri. “She has been a lifetime resident of Washington County and has been significantly involved in the community, local schools, and many community collaboration activities serving young persons.”
Beyond HCC, Brooks currently serves on the boards of the City of Hagerstown Housing Authority and the Brooke Grove Foundation. She has also served on the boards for the Hagerstown YMCA, Local Management Board, Washington County Mental Health Authority, Leadership Hagerstown, Children In Need, and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. She was the coordinator for CSAFE (Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement) from 1998 through 2011.
One of Brooks’ professional achievements of which she is most proud is bringing Character Counts! to Washington County. She has throughout her professional career received a number of awards and recognitions for her community outreach work. She is married to Frank Brooks and proud mother of Whytne Brooks, an attorney practicing in New York.
Serving on the HCC board of trustees, Brooks acts as a voting member of the board in the development and evaluation of college policies. The board functions as the governing body of the college in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations and oversees the work of the president of the college. The board consists of a chair, vice chair, and five members. The college president serves as the secretary/treasurer.
Pictured, from left, are: Guy Altieri, HCC president; Carolyn Brooks; Kevin Tucker, Washington County chief deputy clerk, and Austin Abraham, HCC board chair.