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Marsha Suggs Smith Serving On Montgomery College Board Maryland Governor O’Malley Appoints County Resident to Position

Marsha Suggs Smith is currently serving on the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. Members of the Board of Trustees, who are appointed by the Governor of Maryland, exercise general oversight for the College and are empowered to establish policies for implementing the College’s mission.

Smith is serving one year to complete the term of a member who resigned from the board. 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 serve six-year terms, with the exception of the student member, who serves for one year.

A resident of Olney, Smith recently completed six years as an executive committee member of the National Education Association, where she worked with members around the world to develop and support initiatives that focused on quality teaching and learning in public schools.

Smith also worked for more than 30 years as a team leader resource teacher and assistant athletic director in Montgomery County Public Schools. Smith has served as a member of the board of directors for several organizations, including the Montgomery County Education Association, Maryland State Teachers Association, Teacher Advisory Board at Coppin State University and chair of the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board in Baltimore.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Phi Delta Kappa. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Tuskegee University. For more information about the Montgomery College Board of Trustees, visit or contact the Board of Trustees Office at 240-567-5272.

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