G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D, Capital Community College’s Chief Executive Officer, is the recipient of the Greater Hartford Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance’s 2020 Drum Major Award that recognizes individuals who show leadership in the fields of politics, community service, religion and education.
Dr. Harris and other “Drum Major” recipients will be recognized at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Service. on Monday, January 20th, at 12 noon at Mount Olive Church Ministries, 20 Battle Street, Hartford where Rev. Dion Watkins is Pastor.
Harris, a Windsor resident, was appointed CCC’s Interim CEO in July, 2018. He previously served as Dean of Student Affairs at Manchester Community College and has led efforts at Connecticut’s community colleges to improve student persistence and completion during his career. In the community Dr. Harris currently serves on the boards of directors of Capital Workforce Partners, FoodShare and the Urban League of Greater Hartford. Past recognitions have included a Connecticut State University Distinguished Alumni Professional Award, a Community College Professional Award from NASPA Region I (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and the Connecticut African American Affairs Man of the Year Award.
In addition to Dr. Harris, other 2020 awardees include:
Politics: 15th District State Representative Bobby Gibson who serves the towns of Bloomfield and Windsor in the Connecticut General Assembly.
Community: Jennifer Little-Greer Executive Director of Minority Construction Council.
Religion: Bishop Elect Marichal Monts (Pastor of Citadel of Love, Music Director of the Ebony Singers of Wesleyan University and Hartford Police Department Chaplin
The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance organizes the City of Hartford’s commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the national holiday. Pastor Ronald D. Holmes is the President and Pastor Daylon K. Greer, Sr. is Vice President and Program Chair.