Anne Arundel Community College has hired Maryland native Dawn Lindsay, president of Glendale Community College in California, who has an extensive background in local academia, as its next president.
Lindsay, 52, will be the sixth president in the school's 50-year history, replacing Martha A. Smith, who will retire from the position after 18 years on Aug. 1.
AACC officials said that Lindsay has signed a three-year contract worth $234,500 annually, with required annual evaluations. Her benefits package includes a $12,000 vehicle allowance and a $7,000 college contribution to a retirement plan of her choice after one year of employment, based on satisfactory performance.
Lindsay said she grew up in Woodlawn and has also lived in Fallston, Perry Hall and Severna Park. She held adjunct and instructor positions at Howard Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County's Dundalk campus. She also said she worked for the Howard County Police Department, lecturing there.