Dr. Charlene M. Dukes is the eighth president of Prince George’s Community College and has thirty years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. With more than 44,000 students, 95% of whom are students of color, the college has been identified as a predominantly black institution and a White House Champion of Change due to the partnership with the Prince George’s County Public Schools in the creation of a Middle College, known as the Academy for Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College. This program is the first of its kind in the state of Maryland.From 2002 through 2006, she served on the Appointed Board of Education of Prince George’s County. In May 2007, she accepted an appointment from Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Maryland State Board of Education and serves as vice-president. In October 2007, the African-American Alumni Council of the University of Pittsburgh recognized Dr. Dukes as an Outstanding Alumnus, and in 2008, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Washingtonian recognized her, in 2011, as one of “100 Most Powerful Women” in the Washington DC region.She accepted recent appointments to the Boards of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Dukes is a member of the board of directors of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, the Business Round Table, the Harlem Renaissance Foundation, Hillside Works-Scholarship Connection, Doctors’ Community Hospital, and College Summit. She serves as secretary of the President’s Round Table.Dr. Dukes has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an English concentration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s and Doctorate in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She resides in Glenn Dale, Maryland, and her son, Maurice Dukes, is a senior at Howard University.