Vice President for Financial Services and Operations

Terri Bacote-Charles earned her M.A. degree in public policy from Duke University’s Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, now known as the Sanford School of Public Policy, in Durham, North Carolina. She also completed training at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Ms. Bacote-Charles serves as the vice president of Financial Services and Operations at Prince George’s Community College, where she functions as the College’s chief financial officer for an operating budget of more than $100 million. Terri Bacote-Charles also provides the College with leadership and oversight in the areas of organizational development, facilities planning and management, campus police, and auxiliary services and events management.

Before joining the staff at Prince George’s Community College, Ms. Bacote-Charles served as the director of the Prince George’s County Government Office of Management and Budget following time as its deputy director. She managed an annual budget portfolio of $3.7 billion in operating expenses and a six-year capital budget program of $4.7 billion.

Earlier leadership positions held by Ms. Bacote-Charles include with Prince George’s County Public Schools as a senior budget analyst and director of Budget and Management Services; Baltimore County as principal analyst for the Office of the County Auditor, Fiscal and Policy Analysis; and the Maryland General Assembly as capital budget manager and senior policy analyst for Legislative Services, Office of Policy Analysis.

In addition to significant oversight for budget development, implementation, auditing, and monitoring, Ms. Bacote-Charles brings to her leadership roles extensive experience in human resources, employee relations, healthcare, organizational benefits, and collective bargaining.