For Immediate Release
November 13, 2012
Contact: Bill Fleming
BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has announced the appointment of Christopher Falkenhagen as director of legislative affairs and government relations. Mr. Falkenhagen brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served more than 10 years as a chief of staff on education issues with the Maryland General Assembly and as communications director for three years with the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). These experiences provided him a valuable perspective on the legislative and administrative arms of state government — and the key relationships that go with it.
While at the General Assembly, Mr. Falkenhagen was chief of staff for 10 years to Sen. Roy Dyson, the Vice Chair of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. During his tenure he developed many strong relationships with members of both the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates. After his service with Senator Dyson, Mr. Falkenhagen was director of communications for MHEC where he worked directly under former Secretary of Higher Education, Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr. He was a member of the MHEC legislative committee which helped to ensure passage of legislation considered vitally important to community colleges and universities.
Mr. Falkenhagen is a product of Maryland’s community colleges, having worked as an adjunct professor for seven years at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) where he taught English 101, literature, and business and technical writing. As a student, Mr. Falkenhagen attended Charles County Community College (now CSM). He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in political science from Marymount University in Arlington, Va.
“I’m confident Chris will help us considerably in our objective of advancing the interests of Baltimore City Community College in Annapolis through strengthening our ability to work effectively and responsively with the many lawmakers who look out for our students,” said Dr. Carolane Williams, BCCC president.
For more information, please contact the BCCC Institutional Advancement Office.