Lane Glenn of Amesbury was chosen Tuesday as new president of Northern Essex Community College, which has campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, by a unanimous vote of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
Glenn has been vice president of academic affairs at Northern Essex since 2006. He succeeds David Hartleb, who is retiring in June after 15 years on the job.
Glenn will be the college’s fourth president in its 50-year history.
Prior to his position at Northern Essex, Glenn was dean of academic and student services at Oakland Community College in Michigan. He also served as director of learning services at Lansing Community College, also in Michigan. He holds a doctorate in theater from Michigan State University.
Glenn is known for focusing on student success at Northern Essex, as well as expanding the college’s relationships with local high schools and employers.
After a national search, the college’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to recommend him to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
Hartleb said he was pleased with the decision to name Glenn his successor. Glenn takes over as president July 1.