CCBC welcomes Ernest Eley, Jr. to its Board of Trustees

Dec 15, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County President Sandra L. Kurtinitis is pleased to welcome Ernest Eley, Jr. to the college’s Board of Trustees. The Board maintains general oversight of CCBC. Its responsibilities include adopting rules and regulations for college operations, approving the college budget, considering and approving CCBC’s academic programs, major purchases and long-range plans.

Appointed to the CCBC Board of Trustees by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Eley is currently a Lead Intelligence Manager at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. An accomplished career public safety and criminal justice professional, he has more than 20 years of executive management experience in state and local program management, evidence-based practice/policy development and implementation, strategic planning, community partnership development and results-based accountability. Eley’s term on the board will be five years.

Prior to joining Homeland Security, Eley served as a Federal Investigator at General Dynamics Information Technology/ISN in Falls Church, Virginia. He retired from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Baltimore in 2015, where his positions included Director of Community Supervision, Administrator for Re-Invention, Proactive Community Supervision, and Parole and Probation Field Supervisor II. He was also a consultant for Community Resources for Justice and the National Institute of Corrections. 

Eley holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia State University and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Criminal Justice at University of Baltimore. He also earned a Senior Executives in State and Local Government certificate from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

# # #

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, nearly 50,000 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. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2021 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

Tags: Press, Board of Trustees, People, Trustees