Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) President and McDaniel College alumna, Dr. Dawn Lindsay, is the recipient of the Trustee Alumni Award, the College’s highest alumni honor given in recognition of alumni career and service achievement. Lindsay graduated from the College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social work in 1981 and a master’s degree in counselor education in 1982.
Since 2012, Lindsay has served as the sixth President of AACC. She has dedicated more than 29 years to the community college system serving as an advocate and representing the needs, values, and importance of community colleges at the local, State, and national levels.
Lindsay was previously the President of Glendale Community College near Los Angeles and held several Dean positions at Riverside Community College in California. A Maryland native, she also taught at Howard Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County. She earned an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University.
Currently, Lindsay serves on a number of national, regional, and local boards. She sits on the executive committee of the board for the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate innovation in the community college environment.
Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges, Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, Fort Meade Alliance, and Baltimore Washington Medical Center, and was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board.