FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dennis J. Hoover Appointed to the Carroll
Community College Board of Trustees
Westminster, Md., Dec. 26, 2017— Dennis J. Hoover has been appointed by Maryland Governor
Larry Hogan to the Carroll Community College Board of Trustees. Hoover will be
the newest member of the seven-member Board. He replaces Barbara Charnock, who
retired from the Board in June, 2017.
Hoover, a long-time resident
of Carroll County., is the managing partner of the law firm Rosen Hoover, P.A.,
located in Baltimore, MD. His law practice primarily focuses on real estate
development law, business and corporate law, and municipal law. Since 1986 he
has served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Sykesville, MD.
“I was raised to place great
value on education. I am very proud to be the child of two public school
teachers and the product of a quality public school system. There is no better
way to serve our community than to support the important and vital work that
Carroll Community College performs on behalf of the citizens of Carroll
County,” said Hoover. “I firmly believe in the mission of community colleges
and the role they play in economic development and the improved quality of life
of the county. I am honored to be appointed to the Board, and I look forward to
serving with such an esteemed group of colleagues whose collective commitment
to higher education is nothing short of exemplary.”
Board Chairperson Diane A.
Foster said about Hoover’s appointment: “I enthusiastically welcome Mr. Hoover
to the Board of Trustees. His passion for education is evident and his
expertise complements the composition of the Board. I look forward to his
contributions as a new member.”
College President Dr. James D.
Ball said: “Mr. Hoover is an outstanding addition to the Board. His legal
background and his long history of service, particularly in the southern region
of the County, will bring a wonderful perspective. We are delighted to welcome
Dennis to the Board and to Carroll Community College.”
Hoover’s work has spanned
numerous industries on the local, state and federal levels. Notable projects in
the legal arena over the course of his career include representation of the US
government in the multi-facetted liquidation of Federal savings institutions
during the Savings and Loan Scandals (1989 through 1994), representation of the
owner/developer in the development of the Jaragua Hotel and Casino in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic (1987 through 1992), and representation of the Town
of Sykesville in the acquisition of the Warfield Project from the State of
Maryland and subsequent development efforts (2002 through Present).
Hoover also co-owned and
served as president of a real estate settlement and title company for over 25
years (1993-2015) as a business ancillary to his law practice. He also owns an interest in and serves as a
consultant to Regeneration Project, LLC. The venture is a for-profit
minority-owned business which, since 2009, has provided the Baltimore City
Public School System with Independent Education Program (IEP) Therapeutic and
Non-Therapeutic Aides and Special Education Short Term Substitutes. The Regeneration
Project currently provides aides to accompany children with physical,
psychological and behavioral issues through the school day.
An active member of St. Paul’s
United Methodist Church of Sykesville, Md., since 1981, he has served as a lay
leader, chair of the Administrative Board and member of the Church Board of
Trustees. An avid sports enthusiast, he served
as head coach in local youth soccer programs in Columbia, Md. and Freedom
District, Carroll County, Md. for over 30 years.
Education and Background
Mr. Hoover is a 1976 graduate
of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. He completed post- graduate studies
in 1979 from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Hoover lives in Sykesville, MD
with his wife Debra M. (Vickrey) Hoover who taught at Winfield Elementary
School in Carroll County from 1978 until 1994. Their children are John Nicholas
(“Nick”) Hoover, Ashley Marie Hoover, and Victoria (“Tori”) Gabrielle Hoover.
The Governor of Maryland
appoints the Carroll Community College Board of Trustees. The members have
legal authority when the Board is in formal session with the prescribed
majority quorum. Chosen from among the citizens of Carroll County, members come
from various communities in the county. They represent a range of educational,
economic and professional backgrounds.
The Board’s primary function
is to establish the policies that govern the college and to see that the
institution fulfills its mission and goals. The Board performs its
responsibilities of appointing a chief executive officer, making policy,
providing advice on major issues, and providing stewardship of the
institution’s assets. Members are also responsible for approving the academic
programs offered by the college and for assuring that the highest possible
academic standards are met. The Board provides oversight of the financial
status and management of the institution.
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Carroll Community College
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 130,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll
Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157.