Dean Julie Yoder Elected to MACC Statewide Position

Garrett College President Dr. Richard MacLennan recently announced that Julie Yoder, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Garrett College, has been selected by her peers in the Maryland Community College Association For Continuing Education and Training, as the incoming Vice President of Professional Development. “We congratulate Julie for receiving this recognition and we thank her for representing Garrett College and for her service to the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC),” Dr. MacLennan said.

Comprising Maryland’s 16 publicly funded community colleges, MACC provides a platform for interaction among representatives from those institutions. Through the mechanism of affinity groups - groups organized around a particular focus such as instruction or student services – college representatives share and develop statewide initiatives related to their respective areas of expertise. “They are also charged with implementing the directives of the Presidents' Council,” Dr. MacLennan said. 

Most of the MACC affinity groups meet monthly requiring significant travel and expense so participation can be challenging for Garrett College. “Nonetheless, we are very well represented at the statewide level, and Garrett College is considered an equal partner in MACC activities. Julie’s selection as Vice President underscores the respect she has earned from her colleagues for the quality of work she performs. We are all very proud of her,” Dr. MacLennan concluded.