Lifelong Frederick County Resident Appointed to FCC Board of Trustees
Dr. William “Billy” Reid, a lifelong Frederick County resident and Governor Thomas Johnson High School graduate, has been appointed to the Frederick Community College (FCC) Board of Trustees by Maryland Governor Wes Moore.
Trustee Reid is appointed to serve through June 2028, as a replacement for outgoing Trustee Ellis Barber, whose term expired June 30th, after having serving on the Board since 2018.
“Throughout my 30 years of public service and ongoing leadership roles with the NAACP, Progressive Maryland, and Frederick County Progressives, high-quality education with the overarching goals of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in education has been a priority,” Reid said. “I am honored to be appointed to the Frederick Community College Board of Trustees and look forward to contributing to FCC's excellence and essential community role in higher education.”
Trustee Reid is an accomplished researcher, assistant professor, and student mentor with a career that has spanned over 30 years, to include work with the U.S. Army at the Walter Reed Institute of Research, the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology and as a retired staff scientist from the National Institutes of Health. A military veteran, Trustee Reid attended graduate and veterinary schools at Tuskegee University.
Outside of his professional career, Trustee Reid has remained committed to serving Frederick County in leadership capacities at the national, state, and county levels in support of President Joe Biden, Governor Wes Moore, former County Executive Jan Gardner, and County Executive Jessica Fitzwater. Most recently, Trustee Reid serves as vice president of the Frederick County chapter of the NAACP, as a member of the Asian American Center of Frederick AmeriCorps Seniors Advisory Council, and as a Board member of Frederick Family Partnership.
Trustee Reid and his wife of over 30 years, Monica, reside in Frederick County.