Dr. Lane Glenn has been president of Northern Essex Community College for the past 3 years Dr. Lane Glenn became president of NECC on July 1, 2011. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Glenn served as vice president of academic affairs for five years. Before he joined the Northern Essex staff he served as dean of academic and student services at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan; and on the faculty at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. He has a diverse background in education and the performing arts that includes nearly 20 years of teaching and administration, alongside work as an actor and director for the stage, television, and films.

Lane is a researcher, author, and consultant for higher education professionals, businesses, and the social sectors, he has produced articles and workshops on topics ranging from behavioral styles and team building, to conflict management, strategic planning, change management, leadership through storytelling, academic master planning, student development at commuter colleges, and learning styles in the classroom and in the workplace. Lane is currently a facilitator for the International Chair Academy for Leadership Training and Development and a certified Appreciative Inquiry trainer for Company of Experts.net.

Glenn earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern State University.