PGCC Alumna Named Dean of Workforce Development

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Article by: Mona M. Rock,

LARGO, Md.—Yvette Snowden, Prince George’s Community College alumna, has been named dean of Workforce Development and Community Partnerships in the Workforce Development and Continuing Education area. In her new role, Snowden is responsible for leadership, direction and oversight of more than 800 faculty and employees and all workforce development courses, programs and initiatives.

“More than half of the college’s student population, nearly 23,000, are enrolled to receive continuing education licenses and certifications and we are fortunate to have Dr. Snowden leading our efforts to ensure student success,” said Joseph Martinelli, vice president for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. “Under her management, we are confident the institution will be the community’s first choice for a quality education,” he added.

Snowden holds a doctorate in organizational leadership, Master of Science in information systems, and Bachelor of Science in business administration. She began her career at Prince George’s Community College in 2002 as a Workforce Development and Continuing Education program coordinator and in 2005 was appointed director of community education. In July 2011, Snowden was named interim dean for Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs where she has provided direction and oversight. In addition to her departmental leadership, she has been a member of numerous college-wide committees and is president of the Administrative and Professional Staff Organization at Prince George’s Community College.

As an expert in her field and national presenter, Snowden has extensive experience in design, development and implementation of workforce development, continuing education and community education courses and programs serving diverse student populations. She is a parent of two and an active volunteer with The Arc of Prince George’s County and the Parents’ Place of Maryland.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at  

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