Members of the public will have an opportunity to meet the new president of Northeast Community College during an event later this month in West Point.

Dr. Leah Barrett will visit with area residents during an informal open house on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave. She will make brief remarks at 5 p.m. Barrett began her duties as president on Jan. 2. In an address to the college community recently, she noted that she wants to spend time visiting Northeast’s 20-county service area.

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