Guy Altieri, an administrator at a community college in Michigan, was named the new president of Hagerstown Community College on Tuesday.
Altieri, 51, is the chief operating officer and executive vice president at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich.
He is scheduled to take over at HCC on June 17, giving him two weeks to work alongside President Norman Shea before Shea retires.
Shea is the college's second president. He became president in 1986, succeeding Atlee Kepler.
William Reuter, chairman of HCC's board of trustees, called Altieri a seasoned and "extremely well-rounded" person with a strong background in technology.
Altieri did not attend Tuesday's board of directors meeting.
"I would like nothing more than to finish my career at Hagerstown," he said in a telephone interview afterward.
Altieri worked at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, N.J., from 1974 to 1987, moving from teacher to coordinator to department chair to director to dean to acting president.