May 16, 2018

Manchester Community College pres. Glickman retires

Manchester Community College President Gena Glickman will retire July 1.

Manchester Community College President Gena Glickman announced Tuesday she will retire from her post after serving 10 years.

Glickman, 66, will step down July 1 and likely serve as president of Massasoit Community College after the Massachusetts-based school's board of trustees announced Tuesday they are recommending her appointment as its sixth president.

If approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, she would become Massasoit's first female president.

An interim president at MCC will be selected by the state while a search committee conducts a national search for Glickman's replacement, said MCC spokesman Michael Jordan-Reilly.

The timeline, however, may be delayed as Connecticut's Board of Regents for Higher Education decides how to consolidate Connecticut's 12 community colleges even though a regional accrediting board shot down the merger last month.

Under Glickman's leadership at MCC, school officials said she helped grow its student support services, improve its retention and graduation rates and forge a variety of new community partnerships.

During her tenure, the school recorded its largest bequest of $7.6 million from the Damato estate, which led to the naming of the Raymond F. Damato Library and the Raymond F. Damato Learning Resource Center.

"I am pleased at the progress that has been made at MCC in support of student success," said Glickman, who was named as the school's fifth president in 2008. "It's always bittersweet to hand over the reins of leadership, but I know that MCC is in good hands thanks to the talent and dedication of our faculty, staff and community partners."

Glickman serves as president of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, treasurer for ECHN Community Health Foundation and on the Manchester Chamber board.

On the national stage, Glickman has served on the College Board's Community College President Advisory Panel, the American Council on Education's Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity and the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Research, among others.

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