Frederico Talley named president of Frederick Community College in Maryland

 
The Gazette March 8, 2012
 
Frederick Community College’s new president, Frederico Talley, has a simple goal for his new job.

“It’s a chance to take a great school and make it even better,” he said.

Talley was introduced as the college’s first black president at a press conference Thursday. His term as FCC’s eighth president begins July 1.

The biggest challenge the college faces in the coming years is the need for expanding the campus to accommodate growing class sizes, all while keeping tuition affordable.

FCC had about 9,000 credit students and 10,000 noncredit students register in fiscal 2011. A full-time student pays $106 per credit hour, a total of $1,537 for tuition and related fees. The college cost $103 per credit hour in fiscal 2011 and $96 per credit hour in 2009.

“The challenge is to make sure we can always accept more students, not turn people away,” he said. “We don’t want to do that. We know that we are the key to the future of the community, I believe. Anything we can do that prevents us from saying ‘No, you can’t come to school right now,’ that’s what we want to do.”
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