In 2002, enrollment in the fall semester increased to 9,194 credit students and approximately 5000 people attended non-credit classes. Not only had the college grown in enrollment, but expanded on and outside of the campus on MacArthur Boulevard. With the addition of the North Lake Community Library on campus, the square footage grew 129% from the original 249,710 square feet of the campus. The area of the campus now measured a total of 571,046 square feet.
North Lake gained a new president in 2002, Dr. Herlinda Martinez Glasscock. Serving with Dr. Glasscock on the Executive Leadership team was Christa Slejko, Vice President of Business Services; Dr. Martha Hughes, Vice President of Instruction; Candace Castillo, Vice President of Planning and Development; Mary Ciminelli, Executive Dean of Student Development; and Rene Castilla, Executive Dean of Educational Partnerships. In 2003, Dr. Jess Carreon became Chancellor of the DCCCD.
In 2002-03, the main entry to the college (A400) was remodeled to incorporate a spacious student intake center, providing a more efficient and friendly arrangement of the space to better advise and enroll students.
Expanding in Our Community: North Lake Community Library
Expanding in Our Community: Irving High School Academy