Montgomery College’s Dr. Amy Gumaer Named Outstanding Change Agent

The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Career and College Readiness has named Montgomery College’s Dr. Amy Gumaer, manager of grants and sponsored programs, as one of its Outstanding Change Agents. The awards ceremony took place on April 23, 2013, at the annual Career and Technology Education Awards of Excellence.

A resident of Chevy Chase, Dr. Gumaer is responsible for developing a plan to improve the College’s career and technology education programs, and she strives to follow best practices and implement data-driven decisions. As a result, she convened a statewide group of college administrators and researchers to address the challenges related to collecting data regarding student outcomes. The initial meeting in August 2012, held at Montgomery College, has since expanded to include approximately 35 people from 13 colleges across the state of Maryland.

Dr. Gumaer joined Montgomery College in 2005. She holds a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in humanistic studies from the University of Albany, State University of New York. She also has a bachelor’s degree in German from the University of New Hampshire.


Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.


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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.