New Student Trustee Named to Montgomery College Board

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Appoints Student Carlos Mejia-Ramos 

Montgomery College student Carlos Mejia-Ramos has been appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. Mejia-Ramos will serve one year as the student trustee.

Mejia-Ramos, of Gaithersburg, is a general studies major at the Rockville Campus. He is working toward a political science degree by also taking classes at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has aspirations of attending law school.

Mejia-Ramos is originally from Honduras, attended Gaithersburg High School and Covenant Life School, where he graduated. He has served as vice president of the Rockville Campus Student Senate and as a leader in the College’s New Student Orientation program.

According to Mejia-Ramos, he was motivated to apply for the board because he “wanted to be the voice of students, and have a chair at the table” in giving the student perspective on board decisions.

Members of the Board of Trustees exercise general oversight for the College and are empowered to establish policies for implementing the College’s mission. The board’s other responsibilities include setting the salaries and tenure requirements for the College president, faculty, and other employees of the College, as well as establishing entrance requirements, course offerings and tuition rates.

Members typically serve six-year terms, with the exception of the student member’s one-year term. For more information about the Montgomery College Board of Trustees, visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/exploremc/bot or contact the Board of Trustees Office at 240-567-5272.

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