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Dawn Lindsay, President

Portrait of AACC president, Dr. Dawn Lindsay.

Dr. Dawn Lindsay is the sixth president of Anne Arundel Community College.

Dr. Lindsay has dedicated over 25 years to the community college system. She leads utilizing the philosophy of servitude leadership and believes the foundation for this leadership style requires a strong ethical platform, transparent decision making; the ability to develop collaborative relationships that are mutually beneficial, a commitment to shared governance and an institutional commitment to student success. 

She is an active advocate, representing the needs, values and importance of the community college system at the local, state and national levels. Her unique and diverse background provides a multifaceted understanding of the needs of various stakeholders. She believes in open access, quality and diverse educational offerings and the need to build bridges among, and between, internal and external constituents.

Dr. Lindsay serves on both national and regional boards.  She is a member of the board of directors for the League for Innovation in the Community College and serves on the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. She is a member of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, the Education Council of the National Association of Manufacturers, and the board of Global Corporate College. Regionally, she is appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.  She also serves on the Fort Meade Alliance Board of Directors and on the board of directors of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

Dr. Lindsay earned a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, a master's in Educational Counseling, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Social Work from McDaniel College.