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President Lane Glenn Leads NECC

We welcome Dr. Lane Glenn in his new role as president of Northern Essex Community College. He replaces Dr. David Hartleb, who retired June 30. Dr. Glenn is just the fourth president of the college, which opened its doors in 1961 and will launch its 50th celebration in the fall.

A resident of Amesbury, Glenn served as NECC’s vice president of academic affairs since 2006. During this time he focused on student success, including increasing support for underprepared students. He also expanded the college’s relationships with local high schools and partnered with local employers, such as Raytheon, to develop programs that deliver the skills most needed in the job market.

Some examples of successes under his leadership include the college’s new associate of science degree in lab science, which was developed in partnership with ten local employers, and an innovative Early College Program at Amesbury High School which has been called a statewide model. He also spearheaded the college’s newest facility, NECC Riverwalk, which opened in the fall, bringing together credit programs, adult literacy programs, and noncredit personal enrichment and career programs in one location for the first time.

Prior to coming to Northern Essex, Dr. Glenn was dean of academic and student services at Oakland Community College in Michigan. He has also served as director of learning services at Lansing Community College, also in Michigan. Glenn holds a Ph.D. in theater from Michigan State University.