HCC names new board chair, vice chair

Howard Community College's Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen a new chairman and vice chairman, the college announced Friday.

Kevin Doyle, who has been a member of the board since 2007, has been named chairman. Since July 2011, Doyle had served as the board's vice chairman. He is replacing Kathy Rensin, who served as chairwoman for two years.

Replacing Doyle as vice chairman is Edmund "Skip" Coale, who has served on the board since 2010.

Doyle and Coale's terms started at the beginning of July.

According to a news release from the college, Doyle will also serve as chairman of the board's audit committee and Coale will also chair the board's legislative and community relations committees.

Doyle is the past president of the Greater Elkridge Community Association, and past co-chairman of the Route One Revitalization Task Force. Doyle also served on the work group that produced Howard County's General Plan in 2000, and from 2007-2010, served on the Howard County Library Board of Trustees and the Howard County Board of Appeals. He has been an employee of the federal government for more than 38 years.

Coale has served as treasurer and member of the James Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund's Board of Directors, treasurer and member of the Urban Rural Transportation Alliance's Board of Directors, charter president, treasurer, sergeant-at-arms and newsletter editor of the Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent, and treasurer and member of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.

A 1991 graduate of Leadership Howard County and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, Coale is a certified public accountant with Coale, Pripstein, and Associates, PA and has more than 35 years experience in his field. He has been recognized numerous times for his CPA work by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Baltimore SmartCEO magazine.


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