Carroll Community College
Commencement 2010,
No. 48


MACC Executive Director Delivers Commencement Address

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MACC Executive Director Delivers Commencement Address

The Commencement Address for the college's 17th Commencement on May 26, 2010 was delivered by H. Clay Whitlow, executive director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC).

MACC is a voluntary association of the sixteen community colleges in Maryland. MACC represents community colleges in a wide range of areas. Whitlow works with the State Legislature and Executive Branch Departments; coordinates with the state Department of Education on issues of mutual concern such as the federal Race to the Top grant program; and serves on the board of directors of the Maryland Workforce Corporation.

Prior to joining MACC, Whitlow was president for six years of Evergreen Valley College, an 11,000-student community college in San Jose, California. During his tenure as president, the college's enrollment increased substantially, despite severe resource limitations. In addition, the college for the first time implemented a systematic process of evaluation. Whitlow began his professional career as an engineer with Ford Motor Company. After a brief stint with Ford, he entered law school. He began a sixteen-year legal career in Denver, Colorado, eventually becoming a partner in one of the largest law firms in Colorado.

"I was pleased Clay Whitlow was our Commencement speaker this year," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "He offered a tremendous understanding of community college students and of the significance of this momentous day in their lives."

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