CCBC Media Releases

February 1, 2001

Minority Students Gain New Leadership
CCBC Essex Welcomes New Director for Office of Minority Affairs


The Essex Campus of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC Essex) has named Owen L. Watkins as its new director of the Office of Minority Affairs. Watkins comes to CCBC Essex from Radford University in Radford, Va. He brings broad experience in the areas of multicultural administration, diversity services and admissions.

Watkins was formerly the director of Multicultural Services at Radford University. There since 1993, he was responsible for both the International Student Services Office and Diversity Services. He coordinated annual and special programs for international students, counseled and served as advocate for students of color, organized seminars and events, and assisted in minority student recruitment among other services and activities. Watkins’ teaching experience includes instruction to new students on their transition to college life, to resident assistants on student development theory and problem solving techniques and to academically troubled students in the areas of academic performance, skills development and assertive behavior. He founded and served as advisor to both the Black Male Alliance and Hispanic American Heritage Association on the Radford University campus. Watkins began his service on the Essex Campus on Jan. 16.

For more information, call 410-780-6750.


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