Dr. Dennis Golladay, President of Harford Community College, has been named a 2014 Influential Marylander in the area of Education by The Daily Record. Honorees were recognized at a ceremony on March 27.

Influential Marylanders was created in 2006 to honor individuals who have impacted Maryland’s business community and have brought services and success to the region. The Daily Record’s editors select five winners in each of the following categories: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate, and technology.

The other winners in the education category this year were Carla Hayden, CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library; Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Dr. Karyl B. Leggio, Dean, Sellinger School of Business & Management, Loyola University; and Ron Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law.

Dr. Golladay became the eighth President of Harford Community College on August 1, 2010.

A native of Virginia, Dr. Dennis Golladay earned his B.S. in Social Science and English from Madison College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia.

Prior to being named President of Harford Community College, Dr. Golladay served as Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY, a position he assumed in December 2006. As Vice Chancellor, he reported directly to the Office of the Chancellor and was responsible for the oversight and coordination of relations with SUNY’s 30 community colleges and their related organizations.

Additional experience includes serving as the sixth President of Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY, a position he assumed in 1996 following 24 years’ experience in a community college setting. Upon his departure, he was honored with the title President Emeritus. Dr. Golladay served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anne Arundel Community College for four years and as Dean of the School of Humanities at Pensacola Junior College in Florida for seven years.