The board of directors of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation has elected Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College, to a three-year term on the Foundation’s board, beginning in March 2015.
Prior to her appointment as president of Prince George’s Community College in 2007, Dr. Dukes had served as vice president for student services since 1995. Previously, she was dean of students at the Community College of Allegheny County, in Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Among her numerous leadership positions in government, business, and the nonprofit sector, Dr. Dukes serves on the boards of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, the Harlem Renaissance Foundation, the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, and is currently president of the Maryland State Board of Education. She has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the most powerful women in the DC region, was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013, and was included in the Washington Business Journal ‘s Power 100 in 2014.
Prince George’s Community College serves more than 40,000 students at its main campus in Largo, Maryland, and five satellite locations throughout the county. Over the past five years, enrollment in continuing education and workforce development programs has increased by 25 percent.
“Dr. Dukes shares the Meyer Foundation’s commitment to increasing the number of people in our region who attend college or earn other credentials that help them succeed in today’s workforce,” says Meyer Foundation board chair Joshua B. Bernstein. “Her perspective as a life-long educator and her experience partnering with business and government made her an ideal candidate for our board, and we are honored she has agreed to serve.”
Founded in 1945, the Meyer Foundation is one of the oldest and largest private grantmaking foundations focused on supporting nonprofits in the DC region. For more information, visit www.meyerfoundation.org.