Baltimore City Community College president Gordon May to retire in 2018
Baltimore City Community College President and CEO Gordon F. May plans to retire next summer after four years leading the institution, the college announced Friday.
“It has been the opportunity of my lifetime to serve the citizens of Baltimore City and our state in restoring the promise of community college to every student we serve,” May said in a statement.
May joined the college in September 2014 while it was under pressure to fix long-standing issues or face the loss of its accreditation. Under his watch, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education lifted the college off “warning status” in 2015 and reaffirmed the college’s accreditation.
“I really appreciate Dr. May’s service to the students and faculty of BCCC and to the people of Baltimore,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement.
Jason Perkins-Cohen, director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and a new member of the board of trustees of the college, also praised May and said the board was “grateful for all that he has done for the college’s students and other stakeholders it serves including employers.”