Debra L. McCurdy, Ph.D., the incoming president of Baltimore City Community College, is a celebrated leader in higher education with more than 30 years of experience as an administrator and campus president.
For the past 11 years, she served as president of Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio. Dr. McCurdy oversaw the transformation of the institution as it expanded its programs to include associate of arts and associate of science degrees. The college also expanded its reach into the region through distance and online programs and developed a manufacturing consortium to provide skill enhancement and training to serve 26 companies. Bringing a strategic vision for program development and growth, she was instrumental in the college receiving nearly $25 million in grants and external funding and maintaining fiscal stability.