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Lindsay becomes AACC president

Dr. Dawn Lindsay started as the sixth president of Anne Arundel Community College on Aug. 1.

Lindsay was tabbed for the position in April. A Maryland native, Lindsay had 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 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.