Board of Regents
University System of Maryland
Isiah (Ike) Leggett served three consecutive terms as Montgomery County Executive (2006-2018). In 2016, he served as president of Maryland Association of Counties and president of the County Executives of America. Before becoming County Executive, Leggett served as an at-large member on the County Council and as Council president three times. He also served as chair of the Democratic Party of Maryland from 2002-2004.
Earlier in his career, Leggett was a professor of law and the assistant/associate dean at the Howard University Law School. He also served as a captain in the Army, during which he did a tour in Vietnam.
Leggett has received numerous awards and honors during his 32 years of public service, including being named a "Washingtonian of the Year" in 2015. His additional awards include the Distinguished Alumni Award from both Howard University and Southern University; The George Washington University's Fulbright Public Service Award; the National Breakfast of Champions Award; and the Good Scout Award from the National Capital Area - Boy Scouts of America; additionally, Leggett was selected in 1978/79 as a White House Fellow.
Leggett holds four degrees: A Bachelor of Arts from Southern University, a Master of Arts and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University, and a Master of Laws from The George Washington University.