Skerpon and Bridgwaters-Simms Selected Chair and Vice Chair of PGCC Board of Trustees

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Article by: Mona M. Rock, rockmm@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, esquire, and Oretha Bridgwaters-Simms have been selected as chair and vice chair of the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees  respectively. The board evaluates and supports the president of the college, serves as a link between the college and the community and ensures the public’s money is spent wisely. As chair, Skerpon will act as the official spokesperson for the board, preside at all meetings and appoint representatives to conduct board business.  

“Mrs. Skerpon and Mrs. Bridgwaters-Simms have a tremendous history with Prince George’s Community College, and we are fortunate to have them leading our governing body,” said Alonia Sharps, chief of staff at Prince George’s Community College. “Their insight and leadership will play a significant role as we work to transform the lives of our students,” she said. 

An attorney with O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.’s Real Estate and Banking Practice Group, Skerpon assists clients with the development of comprehensive estate plans.  She has served as the Register of Wills for Prince George’s County, senior advisor to the Comptroller of Maryland, trustee of the Capital Hospice, chair of the Visionary Panel Task Force on Educational Opportunities for Senior Citizens and coordinator of a task group to recommend educational opportunities for older adults. Skerpon was appointed to the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees in April 2010.  

Bridgewaters-Simms is a retired executive officer with Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is a member of the Commission for Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Senegal Friendship Committee, Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women and board member of the Maryland Women’s Democratic Political Action Committee. She has been a member of the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees since July 2010. 

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 www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   

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