Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College, was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame March 21 in a ceremony that cited her contributions to education and the state of Maryland.
In her induction acceptance speech at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, Dukes noted her upbringing in Pennsylvania, her family motto–“all for one and one for all” –and how she has embraced her parents’ ethic of hard work and determination to overcome adversity.
She was named to The Washingtonian’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Women” in the Washington, D.C. area in 2011.
Before becoming P.G.C.C.’s first female president in 2007, Dukes was vice president for student services at the college.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in English education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and master’s and doctoral degrees in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.