Stinchcomb Joins Harford Community College Trustees; Kaff Joins Board of Education; Gov. O’Malley Announces Appointments

From the office of Gov. Martin O’Malley:

Governor Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Jan Stinchcomb to the Harford Community College Board of Trustees and Arthur Fong Kaff, Esq. to the Harford County Board of Education.

“Our greatest assets are the talents, skills, ingenuity, creativity, and education of our people,” said Governor O’Malley. “I am confident that Ms. Stinchcomb and Mr. Kaff will work to ensure that the students of Harford Community College and students in the Harford County school system attain the skills, knowledge and training they need to grow, succeed and to prosper in the New Economy.”

Jan Stinchcomb is a new appointee to the Harford Community College Board of Trustees. She currently serves as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty for the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA). She joined MICA as a faculty member in 1986 and has overseen the comprehensive management and coordination of MICA’s undergraduate programs since 2006. In addition to teaching at MICA, Ms. Stinchcomb has also held the roles of dean of undergraduate studies and faculty, associate dean of academic affairs and foundation chair.

Ms. Stinchcomb earned her Associate’s Degree at Harford Community College, her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the Maryland Institute of Arts and earned her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Queens College, City University of New York. Recently she completed an Educational Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Ms. Stinchcomb resides in Abingdon where she has been involved in community planning efforts since 1991. She was appointed to the Future’s Growth Study Task Force by the County Executive in 1997 and was a member of the Coastal and Watershed Resources Advisory Committee from 2000 to 2001. She is the founder of the Friends of Harford, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and take action on issues related to regional smart growth policies.

Arthur Fong Kaff, Esq. is a new appointee to the Harford County Board of Education. Mr. Kaff fills the vacancy created by the passing of board president Dr. Leonard Wheeler. Mr. Kaff currently serves as an Attorney Advisor in the Ethics, Legislation, and Government Information Practices Branch in the Office of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters for the Department of the Army. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves where he serves as Staff Judge Advocate at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Mr. Kaff earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the State University of New York/College at New Paltz and his J.D. from the University of Bridgeport, School of Law, now known as Quinnipiac University of Law. He was active in the Asian Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association.

Mr. Kaff and his wife live in Brierhill Estates with their three children who attend Harford County public schools.


  1. Otto Schmidla[ says

    Congratulations to you both. Thank you for your service. I’m curious, though, as to what the term “New Economy” means.