Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame Honors PGCC President

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Article by: Joe Clark,

 Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame Honors PGCC President 

Organization recognizes Charlene M. Dukes for unique contributions to state 



Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame honors Prince George’s Community College President Charlene M. Dukes. 


Thursday, March 21 

5:30 p.m. 


The President’s Conference Room East I & II 

Miller Senate Office Building 

11 Bladen Street 

Annapolis, Md. 



Charlene M. Dukes became president of Prince George’s Community College in 2007. Prior to her appointment, she worked for 12 years as vice president for student services at the college. Since July 2012, she has served as president of the Maryland State Board of Education. For the past year, she has been a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities board of directors. In October 2011, she was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of “The 100 Most Powerful Women.” She holds an undergraduate degree in English education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.     

The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame was established in 1985 by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland. The organization honors women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural, and social life of the state and provides visible models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders. Each year, an independent committee reviews nominations and selects up to five women for induction into the Hall of Fame. They are recognized in an induction ceremony held during March, Women's History Month. A plaque listing the names of the inductees is on display at the Maryland State Law Library in Annapolis. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and John Eager Howard Community Center. For more information, visit the college website at, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  


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