Johnston Community College Welcomes New President Dr. Vern Lindquist

Dr. Lindquist begins his tenure as JCC’s fourth President

SMITHFIELD – Dr. Vern Lindquist officially assumed his duties as President of Johnston Community College on January 12, 2023. A faculty/staff reception to welcome him was held the same day. Dr. Lindquist attended the Board of Trustees meeting that evening.

“I am thrilled to be here in North Carolina and on JCC’s campus. The College is on a positive trajectory and I am excited to help move this institution along that path,” Dr. Lindquist said.

Cutline: Dr. Vern Lindquist greets employees at Welcome Reception in JCC’s Great Hall. Contributed Photo

“We had a great Spring enrollment period and have plans to expand both programs and locations. We are going to be very busy,” he added.

Dr. Lindquist comes to JCC from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois where he served as Vice President of Academics for five years. Lindquist has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education.

“The Board of Trustees would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Lindquist. We expect great things and know he will make you proud,” said Lyn Austin, Board of Trustees Chair.

JCC will host a series of events to introduce Dr. Lindquist to various members of the community throughout the coming weeks.

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