The board of trustees of Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, has named Theresa B. Felder as the college’s tenth president. Dr. Felder will take office on January 1.
Harford Community College enrolls just over 5,700 students according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 16 percent of the student body.
Dr. Felder comes to Harford Community College from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the senior vice president for student success. Prior to this position, she was the vice president of student affairs and administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus.
Laura Henninger, chair of the college’s board of trustees stated that Dr. Felder’s “strength, breadth of experience, and her student-focused background align with Harford’s mission, vision, and values. We believe that she is the right person at this time to move the college forward.”
Dr. Felder is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York, where she majored in accounting. She holds a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a doctorate in higher education leadership from Northeastern University in Boston.