Fleck named Executive Director of Human Resources

Published on November 28, 2023

Lauren Fleck sitting in a chair

NORTH EAST, Md.: Following an extensive search, Cecil College is pleased to announce Lauren Fleck has been selected to fill the role of Executive Director for the Human Resources Office. Fleck was the director of human resources for the Red Clay School District in Delaware, where she managed a district with 30 schools and more than 3,000 unionized and non-unionized employees.

“I love what we do every day to help our students. Human resources may not be in direct contact with our students, but we hope to be a resource for our staff and faculty working directly and indirectly with students,” said Fleck.

As Executive Director of Human Resources, Fleck is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management for all aspects of human resources across the institution. She will be a member of Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt’s executive team, working collaboratively to develop strategic programs and innovative practices supporting the College’s mission and long-term strategic goals.

“It is important for employees to view human resources as a place they want to come to, not a place they have to come. That means getting out and about to be visible on the North East and Elkton Station campuses. I welcome everyone to reach out to us in HR so we can better assist you in your success at Cecil,” said Fleck.

She has already formulated plans to promote a high-performing, positive, diverse, and productive culture to maintain high levels of employee effectiveness and morale while fostering an inclusive and collegial environment.

Fleck keenly understands her role at Cecil College, having worked in human resources at Cecil College from 2011 – 2021. She served as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX Deputy Coordinator for two years before taking the Red Clay School District job. As Cecil College’s executive director, she will foster innovative and creative problem-solving initiatives through listening and communicating with the college community. Fleck has created trust and respect among her co-workers during her previous ten years, allowing her to lead by influence and example.

Fleck earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware before completing her Master’s in Public Administration in Human Resource Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2010. She pursued a career in Human Resources to help others succeed.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to return to Cecil. I have been welcomed back with open arms and for that I am truly appreciative,” said Fleck.

A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Fleck resides in Delaware with her husband, Rob, and their two children, Andrew and Addison. Despite best efforts, she lets her New York accent shine occasionally. She is a Yankees fan and a somewhat converted Eagles fan, which she attributes to her son’s influence.