The Live! Casino & Hotel Excellence in Leadership Award, sponsored by Live! Casino & Hotel, recognizes an Anne Arundel County business or individual who has made a significant local impact to our quality of life.
2019 Excellence in Leadership Honoree
Dr. Dawn Lindsay (ELS13), President, Anne Arundel Community College
Dr. Dawn Lindsay is the sixth president of Anne Arundel Community College.
Lindsay has dedicated over 29 years to the community college system. She leads utilizing the philosophy of servitude leadership and believes the foundation for this leadership style requires a strong ethical platform, transparent decision making; the ability to develop collaborative relationships that are mutually beneficial, a commitment to shared governance and an institutional commitment to student success.
She is an active advocate, representing the needs, values and importance of the community college system at the local, state and national levels. Her unique and diverse background provides a multifaceted understanding of the needs of various stakeholders. She believes in open access, quality and diverse educational offerings and the need to build bridges among, and between, internal and external constituents.
Lindsay serves on national, regional and local boards. She is a member of the board of directors for the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council and the Education Council of the National Association of Manufacturers. Regionally, she is appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board. She also serves on the Fort Meade Alliance Board of Directors and on the board of directors of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
Lindsay earned a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, a master's in Educational Counseling, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Social Work from McDaniel College.
Excellence in Leadership Award
2018: Tatiana Klein
2017: Steve Schuh, County Executive
2016: Larry and Liz Ulvila
2015: Art Ebersberger
2014: John and Cathy Belcher
2013: Tom Marquardt, Capital Gazette Communications
2012: Maurice Tose, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.