Montgomery College President Names Dr. Sonya Chiles Chief of Staff

Longtime Professor, Juvenile Justice Board Member Named to Post in President’s Office

Montgomery College President Brian K. Johnson has named Dr. Sonya Chiles as his chief of staff. Dr. Chiles has served the College for the past 15 years as a criminal justice professor and has served Montgomery County in recent years as a member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

A 2005 recipient of Montgomery College’s Outstanding Faculty Award, Dr. Chiles has also served the College as a mentor for both students and faculty, as a faculty associate for the Center for Teaching and Learning, and as a member of the College’s Academic Assembly. She also served in 2006 on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

A noted expert in her field, Dr. Chiles has served on and led a wide variety of panel discussions and has been a presenter at a number of national and international professional conferences. She has been instrumental in bringing noted national speakers to the college. Dr. Chiles earned a B.S. degree, with honors, in Criminal Justice and Education, from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

“Dr. Chiles has been a trailblazer in her field and brings a solid reputation as a professional who functions with the highest integrity in everything she undertakes,” Dr. Johnson said. “She brings a broad and diverse range of management skills to this position and I am so pleased that she will be serving us in this important role.”

Dr. Chiles will officially assume her new post on July 1.

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