New board of trustees officers elected
July 30, 2008

Robert M. Lawrence of Salisbury was recently named chairperson and Andrew W. Booth of Salisbury was named vice chair of the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College.

D. Gary Boggs of Salisbury stepped down after serving as chair for the past two years.

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

In 2001, he received the trustee leadership award for the northeast region from the Association of Community College Trustees.

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

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

Booth, who was appointed to the board in 2006, is a principal engineer at Andrew W. Booth & Associates Inc., an architectural and engineering firm in Salisbury that he founded in 1979.

In college, Booth majored in structural engineering, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the UMCP.

Booth is a professional engineer (P.E.), and is registered in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

In addition to Lawrence, Booth and Boggs, board of trustees members include Russell W. Blake and William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City, Morgan Hazel of Salisbury and Velda E. Henry of Berlin.