Lawrence Barrett Appointed President of EMCC 

Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor has a new president…The Maine Community College System board of trustees appointed Lawrence Barrett during a meeting in Presque Isle on Tuesday. Barrett is currently vice chancellor of enrollment management and student services at Purdue University North Central in Indiana.John Fitzsimmons, president of the Maine Community College system, says that Barrett is a terrific match for EMCC. He says Barrett’s decision making processes are in the best interest of the students.Barrett replaces Dr. Joyce Hedlund, who has been with EMCC for 16 years. She will become president of Washington County Community College in Calais later this summer.Barrett begins the new job on August 23rd.