Northern Maine Community College recently announced Dr. Dorothy “Dottie” Martin has been named the new Dean of Development and College Relations.
For the past seven years Martin has served as the Academic Dean at NMCC. In her new capacity, Martin will provide leadership and management of several components: marketing, communications, the Northern Maine Community College Foundation and the Alumni & Friends Organization.
“Dr. Martin is a very much a team player and I appreciate her willingness to take on this new assignment,” said NMCC President Timothy Crowley. “Dottie is an outstanding leader and works collaboratively very well. Much of the work required of the Dean of Development is to bring college and community members together to focus on a specific goal. Dr. Martin is an excellent facilitator and will strengthen the work between the college and the community.”
Martin said her previous experience at NMCC will help her in this new role, especially in her knowledge of programs of study that are offered and an understanding of some of the needs that can be supported by The Foundation.
“I plan to continue building upon the work to build the NMCC Foundation in a way that is supportive of the College’s present and future initiatives,” said Martin. “One major group that will be important to this task is the Alumni & Friends Organization. The goal is to work closely with this organization to assist them into becoming more active in their support of the College. They have remarkable stories to share and we want to give them avenues and opportunities for sharing their stories with current and future students.”
Martin has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Mississippi and more than 40 years of experience in education. She has lived in Aroostook since 1996, when she moved to the region to take a position with the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. Martin has also worked at Loring Job Corps before making the career jump to NMCC in 2011.
“Prior to my employment at NMCC, I had always heard very positive comments about how the College was instrumental in changing the lives of students and their families,” she said. “The philosophy, as I understood it, was that the College felt that it was a partner to the students and wanted to do all that it could to help them be successful. Once here on campus, I found that philosophy was very true.”
Martin is an active member of the Limestone United Methodist Church, a 30-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and currently serves as State Parliamentarian for Alpha Psi State (Maine).