Myrna Whitworth
Former FCC Trustee Re-Appointed to Board by Gov. Moore
Maryland Governor Wes Moore has appointed Myrna Whitworth to the Frederick Community College Board of Trustees.

This will be Trustee Whitworth’s second term on the Board, having previously served from 2013 to 2018. During that time, she was Board Chair from 2015 to 2017 and Vice Chair from 2017 to 2018.

In addition to her previous time on the Board, Trustee Whitworth has also served on the FCC Foundation Board of Directors from 2018-2023.

“We are honored to have Myrna Whitworth rejoining the FCC Board of Trustees,” said Board Chair Carolyn Kimberlin. “She has shown her commitment to FCC and public higher education over the last decade of service and the expertise, passion, and perspective she brings is immeasurable. We know her dedication to this role will serve FCC, our students, and our community tremendously well and we’re excited for her to get started.”

Trustee Whitworth is appointed for the remainder of the term of former Trustee April Miller, who was recently elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. Trustee Whitworth’s term will expire June 30, 2024.

“The five years I previously served on the FCC Board of Trustees were some of the most rewarding in my public service career and I look forward to returning to that important work,” Trustee Whitworth said. “I am a strong believer in the importance of FCC to the economic wellbeing of Frederick County. Community colleges must be equipped to teach and train students for a new generation of professions in a changing job market. I am excited to be an active participant, working with other Trustees and our highly qualified president, Dr. Annesa Payne Cheek, in building on the fine education FCC offers as we plan for the future.”

Prior to becoming involved with FCC, Trustee Whitworth had a long career in broadcast news. For 28 years, she was employed at the Voice of America (VOA), an international broadcasting organization. During her time there, she served as Acting Director twice, was Executive Producer of an hour-long flagship news program, and was the first Director of the Office of Affiliate Relations, during which she dramatically expanded the number of local stations in countries around the world carrying VOA programming. When she retired in 2002, she was the Director of Programs responsible for the daily programming of 1,200 employees broadcasting on radio, television, and online to a worldwide audience in 54 languages.

Trustee Whitworth has continued to stay busy since her retirement, tutoring ESL students through the Literacy Council of Frederick County and volunteering at the Frederick Food Bank. She was an adjunct professor for eight years at Mount St. Mary's University, teaching courses in global journalism. She also taught journalism and moderated a lecture series on the Middle East at the American University Osher Lifelong Learning Center.



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