From Harford Community College:
Richard D. Norling has been elected Chair of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees and Cordell E. Hunter, Sr. has been elected Vice Chair.
Mr. Norling, who has served on the Board since 2012, served three terms as vice chair before being elected chair. He recently retired from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources where he was Legislative Director. He is a former chair of the Harford County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission and he served as chair of the Budget Advisory Board to the Harford County Council from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Norling previously served as program coordinator for the Ocean Energy Licensing Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); staff director of two subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries; and founder/CEO of a computer software company. He is the owner and manager of Deer Creek Farm in Darlington and is a member of Harford County’s Economic Development Agricultural Advisory Board. Mr. Norling earned a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. and M.A. in political science from The Ohio State University. He earned an M.Phil. in political science from Yale University. He is a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy.
Rev. Cordell Hunter is a retired Anne Arundel Public Schools educator and administrator. In addition, he has served as pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church since 1980, Director of Social Political Action, and Instructor for the Board of Examiners. He was recently appointed to the position of Presiding Elder of the Eastern District, Baltimore Annual Conference. Rev. Hunter has served his community as a commissioner on the Havre de Grace Housing Authority; Vice President of the Maryland State Conference of Branches, Chairperson of Region Seven, and member of the Harford County Branch of the NAACP. He also serves as the Vice President of the Susquehanna Ministerium, representative for the Faith Based Ministry for Census 2010- Harford County Government, and second-term member of the Harford County and State Democratic Central Committees. He serves as a Chaplain for Upper Chesapeake Health, District Six-Prince Hall Masons, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He earned a B.S. in elementary education and an M.S. in education administration and supervision from Morgan State University with additional graduate work at Goucher College, Coppin State University, Loyola University Maryland, and St. Mary’s Seminary and Ecumenical Institute. He resides in Havre de Grace.