Dr. Joseph Thomas Durham, a former Baltimore City Community College president, died June 26 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Family members said a cause of death was not available.
The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 94.
“He was one of the early advocates who saw the importance and role that community colleges would play in the economic development of the city,” said former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, now president of the University of Baltimore. “He worked very hard to improve BCCC under some difficult situations.”
Born in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of Watt Thomas Sr. and Emma Serena Hooker.
He moved to Baltimore’s...