President Gena Glickman to Retire
July 2, 2020 – Massasoit Community College President Gena Glickman recently announced her retirement from the presidency, effective January 2021. Dr. Glickman was the sixth and first female president of Massasoit and assumed the role in July 2018.
“This was a difficult and personal decision. The Massasoit community has come to mean a great deal to me, but my own personal circumstances make it challenging for me to continue in this role in a way that benefits the institution,” said Glickman. “I am dedicated and committed to ensuring a smooth transition, and I look forward to making the most of my remaining six months.”
During her two years at Massasoit, Glickman led the revitalization of the college’s office of advancement, which has brought in more than $650,000 to date for student and programmatic financial support. Also under her leadership, the college has secured $5.4 million in grant dollars. Glickman oversaw several notable facility upgrades including the establishment of a centralized enrollment center, several important ADA upgrades, and the overhaul of the dining hall on the Brockton campus.
“Especially during this time of tremendous upheaval, I have relied on you all (the Massasoit Community) as a source of strength and optimism. The last three months have been the most challenging of my career – but with your support and collaboration, we have continued to advance the mission of the college.”
With a career that has been focused on student success, academic excellence, and community engagement, Dr. Glickman retires from Massasoit after a long career in academia. Prior to coming to Massasoit, she served as president for ten years at Manchester Community College in Connecticut and also served as the vice president for academic and student affairs at Elgin Community College in Illinois.
“Dr. Glickman has led the college during a time of unprecedented change in higher education, and the Board and I are grateful for her contributions to Massasoit,” said Robert Harnais, Esq., chair of the Massasoit Board of Trustees. “As we begin the search for the college’s next leader, we do so with an eye towards Dr. Glickman’s many contributions, which have positioned the college for future success and growth.”
Harnais and the Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago will be discussing next steps in regards to the college’s presidency. Details will be shared with the college as decisions are made.
“It has been an honor to serve Massasoit and the Commonwealth, and as I leave, I know that that the college is on the right trajectory for the future,” added Glickman.