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Dr. Gordon F. May

President/CEO

Dr. Gordon F. May was appointed President/CEO of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) on Sept. 2, 2014. Under his leadership, BCCC—Maryland’s only State-sponsored community college—has transformed the lives of students through innovative academic and career programs that meet changing student and workforce needs.

During Dr. May’s tenure, BCCC received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster minority student participation in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). BCCC is the only institution in Maryland to offer an associate degree in Robotics/Mechatronics Technology.
Under Dr. May, BCCC introduced new associate degrees in the high demand fields of Cyber Security and Paramedicine, and new certificate programs in coding specialist, cyber security and assurance, information technology basic skills, and emergency medical services.

Dr. May and BCCC spearheaded the statewide Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program which provides free training for high school students interested in science and math.

Dr. May has formed new partnerships with four-year institutions, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and employers. In 2017 BCCC joined the Achieving the Dream initiative, a network of more than 200 community colleges dedicated to student success.

Dr. May served as President of the Auburn Hills campus of Oakland Community College (OCC) in Michigan, and President of OCC’s Highland Lakes campus. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana University, a Master of Education, an Educational Specialist Certificate, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Wayne State University.


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    Dr. May

    Dr. Gordon F. May

    President/CEO

    Dr. Gordon F. May was appointed President/CEO of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) on Sept. 2, 2014. Under his leadership, BCCC—Maryland’s only State-sponsored community college—has transformed the lives of students through innovative academic and career programs that meet changing student and workforce needs.

    During Dr. May’s tenure, BCCC received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to bolster minority student participation in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). BCCC is the only institution in Maryland to offer an associate degree in Robotics/Mechatronics Technology.
    Under Dr. May, BCCC introduced new associate degrees in the high demand fields of Cyber Security and Paramedicine, and new certificate programs in coding specialist, cyber security and assurance, information technology basic skills, and emergency medical services.

    Dr. May and BCCC spearheaded the statewide Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program which provides free training for high school students interested in science and math.

    Dr. May has formed new partnerships with four-year institutions, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and employers. In 2017 BCCC joined the Achieving the Dream initiative, a network of more than 200 community colleges dedicated to student success.

    Dr. May served as President of the Auburn Hills campus of Oakland Community College (OCC) in Michigan, and President of OCC’s Highland Lakes campus. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana University, a Master of Education, an Educational Specialist Certificate, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Wayne State University.

     Dr. Weber

    Dr. Marguerite Weber

    Vice President for Student Affairs

    As Vice President for Student Affairs at BCCC, Dr. Weber designs and builds new programs and services focusing on an integrated student experience that promotes success. She is a national speaker on institutional effectiveness, academic transformation for courses and programs, and faculty development in blended learning pedagogies and adapted high impact practices.

    The author of numerous articles, Dr. Weber is co-editor of Academic Transformation:  A Design Approach for the New Majority, Rowman & Littlefield., and The New Majority Student: Working from Within to Transform Higher Education, Rowman & Littlefield .
    Prior to BCCC, Dr. Weber held leadership positions at Cabrini University, the University of Baltimore, Frederick Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College and Anne Arundel Community College.

    Dr. Weber earned a Doctor of Arts in Community College Leadership from George Mason University. She holds graduate credentials in Institutional Research, Adult Education, Composition and Rhetoric, and English. 

     

     Dr. Ringgold

    Dr. Tonja L. Ringgold

    Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Dr. Ringgold is Vice President for Academic Affairs and BCCC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She served as Assistant Secretary for Higher Education at the Maryland Higher Education Commission and as Campus Dean at the Community College of Baltimore, among other senior level positions in higher education.

    Dr. Ringgold’s expertise includes E-learning, diversity and computer literacy. Her research on the Digital Divide was showcased at Oxford University, England. Dr. Ringgold was recognized by the Coalition of 100 Black Women for Excellence in Educational Leadership and received The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award in Education in 2015. She has twice been a recipient of The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

    Dr. Ringgold holds five academic degrees including an M.S. in Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore, an M.S. in Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University College, and a Doctorate in Education from Morgan State University.

     

     Green

    Lyllis M. Green

    Chief Internal Auditor

    Lyllis Green is a veteran auditor with more than 30 years’ experience as a certified internal auditor. She oversees all audit activities at BCCC to facilitate a culture of compliance through policies and procedures, implementation, enforcement and review. Ms. Green advises several committees and groups including BCCC’s Enterprise Resource Planning System’s core team.

    Prior to coming to BCCC, Ms. Green was an assistant treasurer for one of the largest savings and loan organizations in Maryland. She was subsequently retained by the Resolution Trust Corporation to assist in the liquidation of failed thrift institutions.
    Ms. Green holds an M.S. degree in the Project Management track and an M.B.A., both from the University of Maryland University College.

     Perry

    Brian Perry

    Chief of Staff and General Counsel

    Mr. Perry advises and counsels the president, Board of Trustees and senior level staff on strategic decisions and long range planning and manages the College’s overall legal exposure. He supports special presidential projects, and manages the implementation of all major initiatives outlined in BCCC’s strategic plan and the president’s agenda. Prior to BCCC, Bryan held the position of associate general counsel at Morgan State University.

    Mr. Perry spent over 10 years handling complex litigation for the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, where he honed his communication, advocacy, and social justice experience. He is a nationally recognized eminent domain attorney and represented the State in numerous multimillion-dollar land and property acquisitions.

    Mr. Perry served on the writing group for the 2017 Maryland Higher Education Commission’s State Plan for Postsecondary Education, and has been a featured speaker on issues of higher education law, compliance, and risk management. He serves on the strategic planning committee for the National Association of Collegiate and University Attorneys.

    Mr. Perry is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, and holds a B.S. in Economics from Morgan State University.

     Harris

    Calvin Harris, Jr.

    Vice President for Administration and Finance

    Mr. Calvin Harris is the College’s Chief Financial Officer, providing management and leadership with oversight of nine administrative and financial areas. He created over $200 million worth of value to the College through the resolution of various real estate concerns, leasing problems, and strategic budgetary alignment issues.

    A certified public accountant, Mr. Harris serves as National President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. He also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and is the founder and CEO of Harvin Consulting. Mr. Harris is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of Association Executives. In 2017 he received a Best in Finance CFO award from the Baltimore Business Journal.

    Mr. Harris earned a B.A. with honors in Business Administration and Accounting from Morehouse College.

     

     Thomas

    Michael D. Thomas

    Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education

    Mr. Thomas is Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education, a division that works with businesses, government agencies, and professional associations to identify training needs for the people of Baltimore. Mr. Thomas leads a team that develops innovative credit and noncredit courses and programs focused on opportunities for job readiness and lifelong learning at four sites throughout Baltimore City.

    Mr. Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing training programs, including budget development and evaluation. He previously served as director of career and technology education for the Baltimore City Public School System along with leadership posts in law enforcement. He holds an M.S. in Human Resources from Towson University, a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University and additional graduate certificates. 

     Kirstaetter

    Dawn Kirstaetter

    Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Strategic Partnerships  

    Ms. Kirstaetter is responsible for fundraising, alumni affairs, communications, marketing and strategic partnerships in addition to serving as BCCC’s primary liaison to the Office of the Mayor of Baltimore City, City Hall and city agencies. 

    Ms. Kirstaetter has over 20 years of leadership in government, nonprofit and advocacy. She was Deputy Mayor of Baltimore City for Health, Human Services and Education during the administration of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Prior to that, she served as Chief Operating Officer for Associated Black Charities. Ms. Kirstaetter also served as Executive Director of Mountain Maternal Planned Parenthood in Eastern Kentucky and was President of the statewide Kentucky Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates.

    Ms. Kirstaetter is on the Leadership Council of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore and a board member of the Maryland SPCA, Georgetown University Hoya Hoop Club, and the SEED School of Maryland. She holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and an M.S.W. from Clark Atlanta University.

     Barghi

    Dr. Ray Barghi

    Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer, Dr. Barghi provides leadership in leveraging technology to accomplish student success and workforce development. He leads the College’s Digital and Service Transformation including Cloud migration and implementation of new enterprise applications for the College. He has extensive experience in technology management, development, research and product management in information technology.

    Prior to BCCC, Dr. Barghi held leadership roles in numerous information technology and communications companies including Nextel and Ericsson, where he held a number of key positions and most recently served as the Director of Technology Development for wireless and internet products.

    Dr. Barghi holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma where he also served as a member of the faculty, and lectured and conducted research in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Management, and Communications, in addition to developing the labs.