Lawrence Reappointed to Board
July 19, 2004

Robert M. Lawrence of Salisbury was recently reappointed to a new six-year term on the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College by Gov. Robert Ehrlich.

Lawrence is the only existing member of the board who has been serving since the college was founded in 1975. He has chaired the college’s board of trustees for a total of more than 10 years -- the longest of any member -- from 1980-83, 1987-89 and 1991-97.

The owner of Lawrence Services in Salisbury, he
received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree in theology from Beacon Bible College in Columbus, Ga.

Lawrence received the trustee leadership award for the northeast region, presented by the Association of Community College Trustees in 2001. His selection was based on the contributions that he has made to Wor-Wic and to community colleges throughout the state.
He has served in public office and on various task forces, committees and boards devoted to improving the quality of life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He has used his influence with the business community and the state legislature to advance the goals of Wor-Wic and community colleges throughout the state.

Lawrence spearheaded the creation of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, which advocates for Maryland’s public community colleges and serves as liaison to the Maryland Higher Education Commission and other state and federal organizations.

Lawrence is a member of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, the Salisbury Rotary Club, the board of directors of the Bank of Delmarva, the Wicomico County Ethics Commission, the Maryland and National Independent Auto Dealers Associations and the Delmarva Evangelistic Church in Salisbury.