CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis named one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs

Oct 01, 2018 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD — The Daily Record has named Community College of Baltimore County President Sandra Kurtinitis one of Maryland’s 2018 Most Admired CEOs. The 2018 Most Admired CEOs will be honored Nov. 5 at a dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel, 1739 West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights.

The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs awards program to recognize talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and vision. The winners were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and letters of reference submitted by co-workers, board members and community leaders showing the CEO's leadership and vision.

President Kurtinitis is an experienced and respected educator, administrator and author. Beginning her presidency at CCBC in 2005, Dr. Kurtinitis has served as a community college professional for more than 50 years and remains a dynamic leader and a tireless supporter of community colleges and their mission.

Under Dr. Kurtinitis’ leadership, CCBC has made significant strides in improving service to students while strengthening its operational areas to best support instruction. She has brought strong central leadership across the college while fostering a collaborative, learning-centered environment throughout the institution.

Known nationally as a thought-provoking leader, Dr. Kurtinitis is often asked to serve on a variety of volunteer and professional boards. She currently serves as chair of the American Association of Community College’s board of directors and is a member of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, the Maryland Business Roundtable and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce among others. She has also received countless awards throughout her career to include the Leadership Baltimore County Community Leadership Award (2017), the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from the Phi theta Kappa Honor Society (2017) and she is a Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Inductee (2015).

"This year's Most Admired CEOs have climbed the career ladder by pursuing a commitment to excellence every day. They surround themselves with great team members, leaders and employees who believe in the organization’s core values and mission," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "Most Admired CEOs empower and elevate those who work for them and with them in the workplace and in the community. Mentoring the next generation is important to these outstanding leaders, too. We at The Daily Record are pleased to recognize them."

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Nov. 6 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at


About the Community College of Baltimore County (
Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 63,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. CCBC is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, among the nation’s top associate degree producers, and designated as a Military Times Best College 2018.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Celebrating 130 years of journalistic excellence, The Daily Record is a multimedia news source that publishes a print and online edition five days a week and breaks news daily on its website, In addition, The Daily Record publishes more than 30 special products a year including Path to Excellence: A Women's Guide to Business, Doing Business in Maryland, Be What I Want to Be and Expanding Opportunities. The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through 10 annual awards events including Maryland's Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. The Daily Record is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.