Charlene Dukes

Higher Ed

  • Community colleges

Charlene M. Dukes is the first female president of Prince George’s Community College. She holds membership in a variety of professional organizations, including the boards of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Community College Advisory Panel of the College Board, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, the President’s Round Table, and the National Council on Black American Affairs. She is president of the Maryland State Board of Education. Dukes has received the Reginald Wilson Leadership Diversity Leadership Award presented by the American Council on Education, the Living Legacy Award presented by the Association for the Study of African Life and History, and the Golden Hammer award from the Fuller Center for Housing. In 2011 and 2013, the Washingtonian named her one of the 100 most powerful women in the Washington, D.C., area.  She was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s and doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.