Rosemary Gillett-Karam, Ph.D., (Chair) is professor and program director of the School of Education and Urban Studies for the Department of Advanced Studies at Morgan State University. She previously served as President of Louisburg College in North Carolina. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Craig Anthony Thompson, Esq., (Vice Chair) is an attorney at Venable, LLP. He also serves as adjunct professor and lecturer for the University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Thompson writes a monthly column for the Daily Record and is the author of a series of children’s books on African American history. He earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Dr. Gary D. Rodwell, is a native Baltimorean with strong ties to Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). Upon receiving his undergraduate degree from Howard University he spent the early years of his professional career working in various administrative capacities at the College. Since that time he has worked throughout the country becoming a nationally known and highly respected expert in urban education, community organizing, organizational management and comprehensive community development. He has both an earned Master and Doctoral degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master degree in Higher Education Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Rodwell is Associate Vice President for Community Development at Coppin State University and Executive Director of the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation. He is an active member of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and has served on numerous national and local boards and commissions over the past 30 years.
Dr. Donald A. Gabriel is a Senior Real Estate Analyst with Ivy League Financial Services of Baltimore. He had over 35 years experience in real estate analysis, mortgage banking, business management and education. He is a native of Baltimore City and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mosaic Community Services/Shephard Pratt and the Franciscan Center. In addition, he is a member of the Baltimore County Commission on Aging. He is currently the Treasurer and a Board Member of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges.
Dr. Gabriel is a BCCC Alumni Association and Foundation Board Member. He was a former Adjunct Professor at the College and was honored as a BCCC Distinguished Alumnus in 2001. He has received various degrees and certificates from the Community College of Baltimore County, University of Maryland, University of Baltimore, Towson University, California Coast University, Goucher College and Johns Hopkins University. He specialized in business, law and nonprofit management.
|Dr. Mary Elizabeth Owens Southall has a 20-year career with Coppin State University and is currently Dean of the Graduate Division of Coppin State University. She has also served as a professor of biology, assistant dean of Arts and Sciences and associate dean of Arts and Sciences. She received her B.S. in Biology from Coppin State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. |
Dr. Owens Southall has earned multiple research achievements and is active in several committees and student activities including the commencement and recruitment committees, advisor to the Science Club and coordinator and faculty mentor to the NASA Scholars at Coppin State University. She is a resident of Baltimore.
Jay Hutchins is vice president of policy development and government relations for the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC). Prior to joining the GBC, he served as director of legislative and regulatory affairs for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. He was a Presidential appointee to the United States Peace Corps during the Clinton Administration. Hutchins received his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Winston-Salem State University and his J.D. from Howard University School of Law.
Pamela Paulk is vice president of human resources for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to her current position at Johns Hopkins, she served as a consultant and managed teams of reengineering consultants at major medical centers throughout the United States. She is also an associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches master’s level courses in Human Resources. Ms. Paulk earned a B.S. in Biology and Psychology and a Master of Social Work from Florida State University, and an MBA Johns Hopkins University.
Maria Harris Tildon is senior vice president of Public Policy and Community Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) where she has also served as vice president of corporate communications and senior vice-president of external affairs. Prior to joining BCBS, Ms. Tildon served as deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs and other executive positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She earned a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and her J.D. from American University, Washington School of Law.
|Shelley F. Payne-Cooke is the Board of Trustees’ 2012-13 student member. She is seeking an Associate of Arts (Arts & Sciences Transfer) degree at BCCC in Public Policy and earned her leadership award through the Passport to Leadership Program in May 2010. Shelley is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and served as president of the BCCC chapter beginning in November 2011. She is a distinguished member of the National Dean’s List, having received the National Dean’s List Award for continued outstanding academic achievement. She works for the City of Baltimore Department of Public Works as a lead data entry operator and has been with the city in various positions for 11 years. She is a longstanding member of Empowerment Temple, AME church.|