Dr. William Heineman, Provost at Northern Essex Community College, is the unanimous choice of the North Shore Community College Board of Trustees to become the college’s fifth President.
The Board’s recommendation of Dr. Heineman is pending affirmation by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Given that approval, it is anticipated Dr. Heineman will take office July 1.
Dr. Heineman is deeply familiar with Massachusetts’ public higher education system and its participants having amassed a decades-long record of successive leadership and service as a faculty member, administrator in academic affairs and student affairs, and much more at NECC.
He holds an Ed.D from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a BA History, Graduated magna cum laude with Distinction from the University of Rochester, NY. In addition, Dr. Heineman participated in the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leadership, the American Association of Community Colleges Future Leaders Institute, and the Massachusetts Community College Leadership Academy.
NSCC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. J.D. LaRock said, “Dr. Heineman is already known as one of the finest academic leaders in the Massachusetts public higher education system. But his analytical and business acumen impressed us as well. He understands that American higher education is facing immense pressures, and that to thrive, all colleges – including NSCC – will need to innovate.”
Dr. Heineman noted, “I am honored by the support of the Trustees and the constituent groups of North Shore Community College. What I saw during the interview process is a strong institution with a deep commitment to its students and its community. What I heard was a passionate desire to meet the challenges facing North Shore together, collaboratively and that is what we will do. The challenges that our rapidly changing world pose to North Shore and its community are significant enough that only a team effort can meet them and I am fully committed to leading that team.”
“I look forward to the remaining steps in the presidential appointment process and getting to know North Shore Community College and its community better in the months ahead,” he added.