Dr. Gordon F. May
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.