Dr. Charlene M. Dukes is the first female president of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md. Prior to coming to PGCC, Dukes served as dean of students at the Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Campus. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for CCAC, PGCC, and the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University. Why a community college career? “I saw what research confirmed — that community colleges were the new model for higher education,” says Dukes. “And community colleges offer an abundance of opportunities for leadership, particularly for women and minorities.” Dukes holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s and doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.