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Two New Trustees Named to Montgomery College Board
Maryland Governor O’Malley Appoints Entrepreneur Michael Priddy and Student Jonathon Jayes-Green
Business entrepreneur Michael Priddy and Montgomery College student Jonathan Jayes-Green have been appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. Priddy and Green replace two trustees who have completed their terms on the board. Priddy will serve a six-year appointment and Green will serve one year as the student trustee.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with our new trustees, Michael and Jonathan, whose experiences and perspectives will bring valuable assets to the College board,” said Steve Kaufman, the new chair of the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. “With our new trustees, the board looks forward to continuing the College’s commitment to accessibility and excellence in higher education.”
Priddy is a Montgomery County native and a graduate of Thomas Wootton High School. An entrepreneur, Priddy has started and grown three separate companies. His current company, Intervise Consultants Inc., boasts more than 100 employees supporting technical projects for commercial and government-related customers.
Priddy has served on a variety of boards, including the National Academy Foundation’s Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), the board of advisors at the Universities at Shady Grove, Montgomery County Executive Business Roundtable and AFCEA Bethesda. He spearheaded AFCEA Bethesda’s scholarship support of Montgomery College students, which totaled more than $200,000. Priddy also has received awards for his support at the Technology Council of Maryland in 2003 and 2010.
Jonathan Jayes-Green moved to the United States from Panama about five years ago and enrolled in Montgomery College’s College Institute Program, while attending Silver Spring’s John F. Kennedy High School. During high school, in addition to serving as junior class secretary and senior class vice president, Jonathon was a member of the Mentorship Program, the Hispanic Club, and others.
He enrolled at Montgomery College in fall 2010 as a member of the Montgomery Scholars honors program. Green started the Immigrant Rights’ Organization, a student group dedicated to educating the College community about immigration and educating immigrants about available resources. Away from the College, Green works for Maryland State Delegate Sheila Hixson (D-20) as a community representative. He recently received the Congressman Chris Van Hollen’s Public Service Award, the Community Service Student of the Year Award from the Wheaton and Kensington Chamber of Commerce, and, most recently, the Immigrant Youth Achievement Award by the American Immigration Council.
In addition, the trustees elected the new officers for the next year: Steve Kaufman as chair and Reginald Felton as first vice-chair. The second vice-chair will be voted on at a later date.
The officers are elected by their board colleagues. 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.
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.
For more information about the Montgomery College Board of Trustees, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/exploremc/bot or contact the Board of Trustees Office at 240-567-5272.