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 LARGO, Md. (Feb. 27, 2023) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced today the appointment of Chanelle Whittaker, Esq., as vice president for Equity, Culture, and Talent. Whittaker was selected for the position from a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates and will assume her role on February 27.

“We are pleased to welcome Chanelle Whittaker to our senior leadership team, where she will oversee our most critical resource here at Prince George’s Community College: our burgeoning talent,” said Falecia D. Williams, Ed.D., president of the College. “She has the expertise and management skills to help guide this institution into an extraordinary future.”

For the past 13 years, Whittaker has served in higher education leadership in Sacramento and Oakland, California. As an executive leader, she oversaw district-wide functions for human resources; employee and labor relations; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and legal affairs. Before entering higher education, Whittaker enjoyed a legal career focusing on labor and employment, civil ligation, and civil rights.

Throughout her career, Whittaker demonstrated a commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has created several diversity programs of distinction that have garnered more than $50,000 of California state funding.

In her new role, Whittaker will oversee the College’s talent, training, and development as well as organizational and change management. 

“I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of the Prince George's Community College family,” said Whittaker. “My entire life has been steeped in education, and I've seen firsthand the ability the community college system has to transform the trajectory of one's life.” 

Whittaker will bring “an unwavering commitment to foster togetherness and human engagement throughout the entire College community.”

“I am very much looking forward to working with the faculty, staff, and students to promote equal access to education, and to continue building a human resources department that works in partnership to those we serve,” said Whittaker.  

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York.

Prince George’s Community College is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about available administrative, faculty, and staff employment opportunities at the College, click here.


About Prince George’s Community College
Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.  

For more information, visit the College website at Prince George's Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.