The Daily Record names CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis among its 2023 Most Admired CEOs

Nov 07, 2023 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

The Daily Record has named Community College of Baltimore County President Sandra L. Kurtinitis, Ph.D. one of Maryland’s 2023 Most Admired CEOs.

Most Admired CEOs honors talented business CEOs, higher education leaders and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland whose leadership and vision are admired by those around them. A panel of judges selects these winners based on professional accomplishments, community service and the letters of references submitted by co-workers, board members and community leaders showing the CEO’s leadership and vision.

President Kurtinitis took over the helm at CCBC in 2005. An experienced and respected educator, administrator and author, Dr. Kurtinitis has more than 50 years as a community college professional. Under her guidance, CCBC has achieved unprecedented growth and success. She has created a culture of innovation and collaboration which has empowered faculty, staff and student to achieve their full potential.

“The 2023 Most Admired CEOs have gained the respect and praise of those around them, making a positive impact on the lives of others. Their integrity, values, drive and commitment to excellence show why they make a difference in the lives they touch each and every day,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/The Daily Record. “They are truly admired by their peers, teams and in the community, and The Daily Record is pleased to recognize them.”

Winners will be honored by The Daily Record during a Nov. 9 celebratory brunch featuring 36 honorees.


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 2023 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

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