Howard Community College Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Daria Willis as Fifth President

The Howard Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Daria Willis as the fifth president of the college. Board members voted unanimously in support of Dr. Willis during their public meeting earlier this morning. Dr. Willis, who currently serves as president of Everett Community College in Washington, will become the first African American to lead the college in its 51-year history.

The trustees were impressed with Dr. Willis’s energy and accomplishments, her commitment to students and their education, and her steadfast focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in her work. We look forward to working alongside her as she leads Howard Community College into the future.

Dr. Willis will start her presidency on January 10, 2022. She is succeeding Dr. Kate Hetherington, who retired October 1, 2021, after 14 years as president. Lynn Coleman, vice president of administration and finance, will continue to serve as interim president until Dr. Willis’ arrival.

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