Following a national search that attracted highly qualified candidates from across the county, Northampton Community College has name Robert McGann as associate vice president of enrollment management effective July 26. McGann will lead the Admissions, Financial Aid, Records, Registration and Bursar’s offices to attract students for the colleges four schools, two campuses (Bethlehem Township and Monroe County), and 115 degree programs.
McGann joins NCC from the University of New Hampshire where he held roles of increasing responsibility in enrollment management and student services during his 18 year tenure at the state’s leading research university, most recently as director of admissions. Previous to that, McGann acted as the university’s interim vice president of enrollment management and assistant vice president of student and academic services.
Reporting to Dr. Sedgwick Harris, vice president of student affairs and enrollment, McGann will serve as a member of the president’s cabinet, and will set enrollment priorities for all academic programs while collaborating with senior administrators in strategic planning across the institution.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Rob to our college,” said Harris. “The depth of his experience and successful background in enrollment management will be great assets in helping us attract students to NCC.” Harris said there was also great interest and excitement about McGann’s background in developing initiatives that collaboratively link academic and student support services staff with recruitment efforts to enhance enrollment results and support student success efforts.
“I’ve been so impressed with the work being done at Northampton Community College,” said McGann. “The college’s national reputation and deep commitment to helping students succeed before and after they graduate NCC is remarkable. I’m so looking forward to joining the campus community there and contributing to efforts to make the college accessible to all students.”
McGann earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., with a master degree in higher education administration from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn. Previous to his roles at the University of New Hampshire, McGann held leadership roles at Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, Mass., and Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.