CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis named 2020 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record

Jun 04, 2020 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4468 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Baltimore County, Md. — Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce that CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis has been named a 2020 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. The virtual awards ceremony was held on June 1.

Influential Marylanders was created in 2006 to honor people who have made significant impacts in their field and continue to be leaders in Maryland. These individuals are selected by The Daily Record’s editors for their significant contributions and for their leadership in Maryland in the following areas: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology.

A community college professional for more than 50 years, Dr. Kurtinitis is an experienced and respected educator, administrator and author. Since 2005, the self-described “servant-leader” has served as president of CCBC and tirelessly supported the school’s mission of providing an accessible, affordable and high-quality education in an effort to prepare students for transfer and/or career success, strengthening the regional workforce and enriching the community.

“It is such an honor to receive the Influential Marylander Award,” said Dr. Kurtinitis. “My life’s work has been dedicated to championing community colleges for not only the fresh-out-of-high school students, but also the non-traditional ones that have not seen the inside of a classroom in decades. I am so proud to see that work recognized by The Daily Record.”

Kurtinitis has received countless awards throughout her career to include the Regional Chief Executive Officer Award from the Association of Community College Trustees (2019), the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from Boy Scouts of America (2019), Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs (2018) and the Icon Honor from The Daily Record (2018) and the Leadership Baltimore County Community Leadership Award (2017) just to name a few.

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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, nearly 60,000 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 for Vets College 2019.

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