BCCC Welcomes New Mayor’s Scholars Program Director

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New program offering free tuition and college fees to attend BCCC will be led by new hire.

Today, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) announced the appointment of Barbara Poindexter Webb as the Director of the Mayor’s Scholars Program. Webb will be responsible for running day-to-day management of the initiative which, in partnership with Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Public Schools, offers all 2018 graduates of Baltimore City public high schools free tuition and college fees to attend BCCC this fall.

Webb, who at the start of her career served as the Assistant Director of the Honors and Scholars Program at BCCC, joins the College from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) where she served as a Senior Contracts and Grants Specialist. For the past 17 years, she has been an adjunct instructor at CCBC-Dundalk, teaching developmental courses in English and reading. Prior to her time at UMB, Webb worked at the Maryland State Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation where she developed community partnerships and led outreach on behalf of the division of workforce development and adult learning. Webb earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Goucher College and her Baccalaureate Degree in English from Towson University.

“Baltimore City Community College is proud to be part of a program moving the needle forward on boosting economic and workforce training in the City of Baltimore and making college assessable to our young people, said Dr. Gordon F. May, President & CEO of BCCC. “In our extensive search for a Director of the Mayor’s Scholars Program, we sought professionals who had a proven record of success handling some of the most complex issues in the community college space. What we found in Ms. Webb is an experienced individual passionate about improving student outcomes for our most vulnerable student population.”

“I am thrilled to return to Baltimore City Community College to lead the efforts of the Mayor’s Scholars Program,” said Webb. “This program is an exciting and life-changing opportunity for our city’s students. BCCC’s partnership with Mayor Pugh and BCPS is breaking down the financial barriers that have prevented students from attaining a quality college education. I am looking forward to working diligently with my new colleagues at the College to make this program a success.”

Derrick Robinson

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