Dr. Charlene M. Dukes is the eighth and first female president of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). With more than 44,000 students at 6 locations, including the Largo Campus, Prince George’s Community College offers 200 credit and workforce development and continuing education programs. The college is home to the National Cyberwatch Center, an ATE site funded by the National Science Foundation, and was designated a 2010-2015 Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance at the two-year level. PGCC is also the location of the first middle college high school in Maryland, the Academy for Health Sciences, which is a partnership with the Prince George’s County Public Schools. The first graduating class will receive high school diplomas and associate degrees simultaneously in May 2015. She holds membership in a variety of professional organizations, including the boards of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges; the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U); the Community College Advisory Panel of the College Board; the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP); the President’s Round Table; and the National Council on Black American Affairs. Dr. Dukes is a member of the board of directors of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, the Business Round Table, Doctors’ Community Hospital, the Harlem Renaissance Foundation, College Summit, and Hillside-Works Scholarship Connection. From 2002 through 2006, she served on the Appointed Board of Education of Prince George’s County and chaired the Student Support, Student Appeals, and Personnel Committees. In May 2007, she was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the Maryland State Board of Education. From July 2009 to July 2012, she served as vice-president of the Board and assumed the role of president in July 2012. She participated in the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation; Women in Leadership sponsored by the Office of Women in Higher Education/American Council on Education; and the National Leadership Academy sponsored the Association of Community College Trustees. She serves as secretary of the Presidents’ Round Table and co-coordinated the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership from 2009 to the present. Dr. Dukes was adjunct faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh in the English Department, at Prince George's Community College in Developmental Studies, and at Morgan State University in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program. 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. In 2009, she received the “1St Ladies Award” given by Radio One and My Sister’s Keeper Organization and the “Luminary Award” from the Prince George’s County Black Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 and 2010, Dr. Dukes was recognized for leadership in education by the Pi Upsilon Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and in 2011, she was honored by the Mitchellville chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In 2011 and 2013, she was recognized by the Washingtonian as one of the 100 most powerful women in the Washington metropolitan area. Dr. Dukes is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the “Go On Girl” National Book Club. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree 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.