Dr. Theresa B. Felder: New President at Harford Community College | WYPR

Dr. Theresa B. Felder: New President at Harford Community College

Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Theresa Felder is the 10th president of Harford Community College, located near Bel Air, Maryland.
Credit Maximilian Franz Photography

Today, it’s another edition of Midday on Higher Education, our occasional series of conversations with the leaders of Maryland’s colleges and universities.  Tom's guest is Dr. Theresa B. Felder, who began her tenure as the 10th president of Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, just three weeks ago. 

Like many other community colleges across the country, Harford has struggled in recent years with declining enrollment.  Overall, college enrollment is down about 2 and-a-half percent, but community colleges have seen a 10 percent decline, nationwide, according to Inside Higher Ed.  Last Friday, the Board of Trustees of Harford Community College approved a preliminary budget that is $737,000 less than the budget for the current year. 

Dr. Theresa Felder came to Maryland from Ohio, where she was in the senior leadership of Clark State Community College.  She is the first African American to serve as president of Harford Community College.

Harford Community College, Darlington Hall.
Credit Lauren Ciambruschini/Harford Community College.

She joins us today on Zoom. 

As always, we welcome listener questions and comments. Call 410.662.8780, email us: midday@wypr.org, or Tweet us: @MiddayWYPR.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The Maryland Health Department has announced that people 65 years old and older are now eligible to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.  This age cohort joins front line health care workers, teachers, people in group home settings, food and agricultural workers, postal employees, as well as restaurant, grocery and transit workers.

But getting an appointment is difficult.  Here in Baltimore City, residents in this group may submit their contact information on the website of the Baltimore City Health Department.  The department says it will notify people of available appointments when they become available. 

The web address is: http://www.coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov

If you don’t have access to the internet, you may call 410-396-CARE (2273)
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