Glen Oaks Community College

Graduation 2024
GOCC Annual Report 2022 Cover image
If you would like a printed copy of the 2022 GOCC Annual Report, please contact Denise DeVries.

News Archives

Glen Oaks News

Dr. Bryan Newton

Glen Oaks Announces New President, Dr. Bryan Newton.

Glen Oaks Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bryan Newton as its new president. Dr. Newton brings over two decades of dedicated service in community college administration, with a rich background in enrollment management, student services, and leadership roles.

Most recently, Dr. Newton served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services at Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland. His prior roles include Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Experience at Aiken Technical College in South Carolina and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana.

Dr. Newton holds a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University, a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. His career also encompasses significant achievements in fundraising, human resources, legislative advocacy, marketing, and political advocacy.

“The caliber of candidates was outstanding, and the search process went exceedingly well,” stated Bruce Gosling, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We are delighted that Dr. Newton has accepted our offer, and we are ready to get to work.”

Dr. Newton has been an active participant in various professional and community organizations, including his recent service as chair of the Maryland Chief Student Affairs Officers Group and his ongoing involvement with the American Association of Community Colleges. Locally, he is known for his leadership roles in community service, including his work with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and Shore Leadership.

“I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the next president of Glen Oaks Community College, stated Dr. Newton. “I plan to build on the excellent work of Dr. Devier and work together with Glen Oaks Community College employees and our students to continue the tradition of excellence they have established. The college plays a vital role in the educational and economic development of St. Joseph’s County, and I look forward to working with business and industry, government officials, secondary institutions, and other partners to continue to grow the college and the region.”

Dr. Newton has entered into a three-year agreement and will be on campus starting July 22, 2024. He will take residence at the esteemed Nora Hagen House. We look forward to the fresh perspectives and dynamic leadership he will bring to Glen Oaks Community College.