Midday on Higher Education: Baltimore City Community College President, Debra L. McCurdy | WYPR

Midday on Higher Education: Baltimore City Community College President, Debra L. McCurdy

Nov 16, 2020

 

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Today, another in our occasional series, Midday on Higher Education in which we sit down with the presidents of colleges and universities throughout the state. 

 

Tom's guest is Dr. Debra McCurdy, president of Baltimore City Community College.

 

Dr. McCurdy took the reigns at Baltimore Community College in May of 2019.  Before coming to BCCC, she served for 11 years as the Rhodes Stage College president in Lima, Ohio.  

 

During her more than 30 years in higher education, Dr. McCurdy has held administrative posts at Georgia Perimeter College, Clark Atlanta University, Paul Quinn College in Texas, and Brandeis University in Massachusetts.  

 

With initiatives like the Mayor's Scholars Program, BCCC offers the lowest tuition of any community college in the state, making it an attractive option for low-income students who need access to higher education and career training.  Dr. Debra McCurdy joins me to discuss how her institution is coping with the Coronavirus and her plans for the future of Baltimore City Community College.