Biography

Dr. Theresa Felder

About Dr. Theresa B. Felder

Harford Community College proudly welcomes Dr. Theresa B. Felder, who was recently named the College's 10th President. Dr. Felder comes to HCC from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she served as the Senior Vice President for Student Success. Prior to this role, she held several other higher education positions, including Vice President of Student Affairs, Administrative Dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus, the Academic Affairs Coordinator, a College Access Director, and a Workforce Development Coordinator.

Dr. Felder started her professional career in corporate accounting and later became an Independent Consultant, specializing in job readiness and employment training. Dr. Felder completed her doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership at Northeastern University; she holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University; and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University.

With a focus on providing access to higher education for all students, Dr. Felder is especially passionate about increasing the number of college graduates from first-generation and low-income backgrounds, which was addressed in her doctoral dissertation.

Dr. Felder believes that education positively impacts the lives of individuals and families for multiple generations. In her leadership role, she ensures that all students are treated with respect and dignity and that all student services functions are focused on supporting student access and success.

Having served on various non-profit boards in the past, including the local Chamber of Commerce, and is currently serving on the United Way Board, the Economic Development Advisory Board, the Community Improvement Corporation, and the local Community Action Agency Board, Dr. Felder is looking forward to joining civic organizations in the Harford County community.

Dr. Felder believes in the power of education and she lives the words of Nelson Mandela – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

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