Carolane Williams “Separated” From the Presidency of Baltimore City Community College

dr-carolane-williams~s200x200The board of trustees of Baltimore City Community College informed president Carolane Williams that she had been “separated” from the college. In a statement the board stated that they, “felt there is a new vision and mission for this urban institution and that vision and mission would require new leadership.”

The statement went on to say that they were beginning a search for a new leader: “We seek a president who will help BCCC continue to boost student success, with more of our students earning associate degrees and certificates and transferring to four-year colleges. It is our hope that the College will increase fundraising as well as build even stronger partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and government to better connect our students with opportunities.”

Baltimore City Community College enrolls about 7,000 students in degree programs. Women make up about 70 percent of the student body and three quarters of the students are African Americans.

Dr. Williams has been president of the college for six years. Previously, she was provost of North Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Chicago State University, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree from Troy University in Alabama and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas.

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