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AACC Welcomes Dr. Dawn Lindsay As Sixth President

July 31, 2012

Dr. Dawn Lindsay, will begin her new role as Anne Arundel Community College’s sixth president on Aug. 1.

The AACC Board of Trustees announced Dr. Lindsay’s selection in April. A native of Maryland, Dr. Lindsay has served as president of Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif., since 2009 where she oversaw a combined college and state-allocated budget of $157 million. She also previously held the positions of executive vice president and vice president, instructional services at Glendale and has more than 25 years experience in higher education.

“The board unanimously felt Dr. Lindsay had the leadership qualities, experience and commitment to excellence to meet AACC’s mission mandates and build upon the college’s stellar reputation,” said Victoria K. Fretwell, chair of the Board of Trustees.

The college received 120 applications nationwide. From that pool, 12 candidates were interviewed by a Search and Screening Committee led by Trustee and former Chair James H. Johnson Jr., Ph.D., and made up of board, faculty, staff and community members. Three top candidates were invited back to the AACC campus to meet further with the college’s eight-member Board of Trustees and the wider college community before a final decision was made.

Dr. Lindsay replaces Martha A. Smith, who retired after 18 years as president of AACC.