Hoy Appointed to GWIB
May 02, 2005

Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic Community College, was recently appointed to the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board (GWIB).

An Eastern Shore native, Hoy is the only GWIB board member from the Eastern Shore. Hoy is a community college graduate who went on to earn a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, a law degree and a doctorate. He has almost 30 years of experience in community college administration.

Hoy also serves as treasurer of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, and is a member of the executive committee of the Maryland Hospital Association, the executive board of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-County Health Council, the Wicomico County Visioning Committee and other area councils and committees.

“I am honored to be chosen by the governor to serve on his workforce investment board,” Hoy said. “Through my appointment, I intend to work with the state board, the local boards and our workforce development partners to prepare Maryland’s work force to meet current and future employer demands.”

GWIB, the state’s chief policy-making body for workforce development, consists of approximately 40 members. Its mission is to guide a workforce development system that is aligned with the economic and educational goals of the state and that will result in a qualified work force available to employers in the state. GWIB provides support and guidance to the 12 local workforce investment boards, which are located throughout Maryland.

The Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board serves the five Upper Shore counties, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot.

Serving Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties is the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance (LSWA), which is located at the One-Stop Job Market on Mount Hermon Road in Salisbury. Wor-Wic partners with the LSWA and the Tri-County Council to provide training for dislocated workers on the Lower Eastern Shore.

“Wor-Wic’s mission and significant role in workforce development for the Lower Shore makes this a perfect fit,” said Hoy. “Our close working relationship with the LSWA is a model relationship that needs to be replicated in other regions.”