New Board of Trustees Officers Elected
July 19, 2011

Morgan Hazel of Salisbury was recently named chairperson and Russell W. Blake of Pocomoke City was named vice chair of the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College.

Hazel was appointed to the board in 1996 and served as vice chairman from 1997-1998 and as chairman from 1998-2001.

Hazel is co-owner of the Westwood Commerce Park in Salisbury. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Delaware in Newark and is currently enrolled in the exercise science program at Salisbury University.


Blake, who was appointed to the board in 1996, served as the vice chair from 2001-03 and as chair from 2003-06.

Blake has been city manager of Pocomoke City for more than 30 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his master’s degree in business management from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

A past member of Wor-Wic’s foundation and past chairman of the college’s local advisory council, Blake is a member of the Maryland chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and a credentialed member of the International City Management Association. He is member and past president of the Pocomoke City Rotary Club and Maryland City/County Management Association.

In addition to Hazel and Blake, Wor-Wic board of trustees members include Velda E. Henry of Berlin, William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City, and D. Gary Boggs, Andrew W. Booth and Martin T. Neat of Salisbury.