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Governor Hogan Appoints Greg W. Kahlert to the Board of Trustees of Carroll Community College

Trish McCarthy Carroll
Chief Communications Officer, Carroll Community College
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Westminster, Md., February 16, 2022 — Carroll Community College (Carroll) announces that Greg W. Kahlert was appointed by Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. to the Carroll Community College Board of Trustees. Kahlert fills the seat of deceased Board of Trustee, Mr. Dennis J. Hoover, ESQ, who served the Board with distinction during his four-year tenure as a Trustee of the College.

“We are so pleased that the Governor appointed such an outstanding community leader to the College’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. James D. Ball, President Carroll Community College. “Mr. Kahlert’s commitment to and experience with the College, along with his strong community ties, will serve us well.”

Kahlert is a long-time supporter of the College in his capacity as President of the Kahlert Foundation. The mission of his foundation is to “provide grants to non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life and well-being of the community in the areas of health care, education, youth programs, veteran organizations, and human services.”

“I am honored to become a member of the Board of Trustees and continue to support the College in its mission to educate our local and regional workforce with the skills they need for the jobs of the future,” said Kahlert.

Kahlert, along with the Foundation, have been a driving force of the College’s STEM programs, most notably its STEM Scholars Program, a selective admission cohort program that includes scholarship support and emphasizes hands-on research, professional development courses, dedicated faculty mentorship, one-on-one advising, and transfer preparation. Kahlert supported other high economic impact programs at the College including sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones), Digital Design and Fabrication, Cyber Security, and specialized computer labs for programs such as Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Virtual Reality, and 3-D Dissection. Greg and Roberta Kahlert, along with the Kahlert Foundation, were also instrumental in the creation of the Honors Research Collaboration Center with smart technology to encourage curriculum integration, interdisciplinary collaboration, capstone project planning, and a sense of community for STEM and Hill Scholars.

A Carroll County resident, Kahlert spent most of his career at EVAPCO, Inc., a global HVAC and industrial refrigeration company with its headquarters in Taneytown. The Kahlert Foundation was named AFP Maryland 2017 Outstanding Foundation of the Year and Mr. Kahlert was selected as Carroll Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019. He also served as Honorary Chair of the College’s “Investing in a Brilliant Future” Campaign.

“Greg will make a wonderful addition to the Board,” stated Kelly M. Frager, Chairperson for the College’s Board of Trustees. “His leadership, knowledge and already-demonstrated commitment to Carroll will serve the students, faculty, staff, and community of Carroll Community College incredibly well.”




Carroll Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll) provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 144,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at