named president of Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore Business Journal
October 18, 2018
Debra McCurdy named president of Baltimore City Community College
A new president has been named at Baltimore City Community College, a school working to restore its reputation and boost enrollment.
Debra L.McCurdy will assume the role during the spring 2019 semester. She is currently the president at Rhodes State College, a role she has been in at the Lima, Ohio, community college since 2006.
At BCCC, McGurdy will replace James H. Johnson Jr., who has been in the job on an interim basis since July 1. Gordon F. May retired as president on June 30 after four years in the role.
During McGurdy's 11 years as president at Rhodes State, she helped the college secure nearly $25 million in grants and external funding while maintaining fiscal stability. The college also expanded its reach into the region through distance and online programs. It developed a manufacturing consortium to provide skill enhancement and training to serve 26 companies.
Prior to joining Rhodes, she spent nine years as provost and chief operating officer for the Dunwoody Campus at Georgia Perimeter College.
BCCC's board of trustees, led by University of Baltimore President and former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, unanimously chose McGurdy as the next president.