Changes this summer are on the way at Northern Essex Community College. A Lowell woman, Allison Dolan-Wilson, began her post last week as the vice president of institutional advancement.
Dolan-Wilson has had a long career working related posts at other colleges, most recently serving as the executive director of alumni relations at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Northern Essex, she will be in charge of fundraising, communications and workforce development.
Lane Glenn, president of Northern Essex says Dolan-Wilson will be a great addition to their team. “Through her work with public colleges in California and the experiences of her family, many of whom attended Northern Essex and other local community colleges, Allison understands the community college mission and is passionate about what we do,” Glenn said.
Dolan-Wilson is an Emerson College graduate and received a master’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University, where she also worked for six years.
Sharing her excitement for her new post, Dolan-Wilson said, “Northern Essex is so important to the lives of not only the students, but the community it serves – and I am proud to be a part of something that has such a deep and direct impact.”