Northern’s chief enrollment management officer has been hired as president of Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kan.
Marcus Garstecki joined Northern in early 2023 after previously working for Presentation College in an administrative position.
“Dr. Garstecki has provided outstanding leadership and helped advance Northern. He will be an excellent president at Barton Community College,” Northern President Neal Schnoor said in a news release.
Garstecki will remain on campus until June and starts his new job in July. Barton’s current president, Carl Heilman, is retiring after 17 years. Garstecki will be Barton’s sixth president.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here at Northern, working with all of the great faculty, staff and administration team,” Garstecki said in the release. “They are a talented group, and I was very fortunate to work with them on a daily basis.”
Garsteki has more than 25 years of experience working in higher education. He was executive vice president for campus operations at Presentation from 2018 to 2023. That campus is now closed. Prior to that, he served as vice president of student affairs and enrollment at Dakota State University in Madison from 2014 to 2018.
“The offer to become president at Barton Community College is a great opportunity for me that I couldn’t pass up,” Garstecki said in the release.