Harford Community College President
Dr. Theresa B. Felder, EdD
Dr. Theresa B. Felder serves as the 10th President of Harford Community College. Her focus is to provide access to higher education for all students. She 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 came to Harford Community College from Clark State College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Student Success. Prior to serving as Senior Vice President for Student Success, she was the 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 is active in the Harford County community and serves on various nonprofit boards in Harford County, including the Harford Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Advisory Board, the Susquehanna Workforce Network (SWN), the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), the Greater Baltimore Committee, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, the Harford Business Round Table for Education, and the Harford Leadership Academy Board of Directors.
Dr. Felder started her professional career in corporate accounting and later became an independent consultant, specializing in job readiness and employment training. She completed her doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership at Northeastern University, and holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University.
Dr. Felder and her husband, Greg, live in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Their son, Gregory, lives in Largo, and works for the World Bank in Washington, DC. Their daughter, Taylor, recently graduated from Butler University in Indiana.