Dennis J. Hoover Appointed to the Carroll Community College Board of Trustees

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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.”

Professional Experience

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.

Community Commitments

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.