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September 21, 2016

Anne Arundel Community College has named Mike Gavin, Ph.D., as the college’s new vice president for learning, effective Tuesday, September 6.

Gavin has served as interim vice president for learning since February 29. “Dr. Gavin has proven himself an excellent fit for this position and has impressed many with his leadership style,” said Dr. Dawn Lindsay, AACC president. “His approach has brought people together in a unified manner as part of our strategic plan, Engagement Matters: Pathways to Completion, which is critical as we work across divisions and engage in this transformational work.”

Gavin was the college’s associate vice president for learning for the past two and a half years before being appointed to the interim position.  Prior to joining AACC, he served as senior academic administrator at Prince George’s Community College.  As a tenured professor and as an administrator, Dr. Gavin has demonstrated his commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as his commitment to student success. He received his Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland, his master of arts in literature from American University, and his bachelor of arts in literature from Dickinson College.  

Lindsay said Gavin’s appointment will bring strong leadership and important progress on the strategic plan, Engagement Matters – Pathway to Completion. Reporting to the president, the vice president is responsible for instructional and curricular planning for both credit and continuing education programs, comprehensive program reviews, enrollment management, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, budget management and strategic planning.