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Mitchell Community College Vice President for Student Services Porter Brannon has been selected to serve as the next president of Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia. Thomas Nelson is one of 19 community colleges in the state of Virginia with an enrollment of 11,000 students.

Porter Brannon

Brannon joined Mitchell in 2016 after serving as the assistant dean, Division of Student Affairs at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, N.Y. Her previous experience includes serving as registrar, assistant vice president and dean of academic advisement and student services as well as coordinator of a central advising center.

Brannon holds a Doctorate in Executive Leadership, Administration and Policy, Master of Science in Special Education and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She recently completed the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence program (Class of 2018-2019), a national leadership program that strives to prepare the next generation of community college presidents and to transform institutions to achieve high and equitable levels of student success both in college and in the labor market.

“Dr. Brannon has done an outstanding job at Mitchell Community College,” said Mitchell President Tim Brewer. “She has led multiple initiatives that have served and will continue to serve our students. She has led by example and has influenced many lives positively in her work and the community.”

About Mitchell Community College

Mitchell Community College serves 9,000 students annually through a variety of curriculum, continuing education and workforce development programs. With campuses in Statesville and Mooresville, Mitchell CC offers quality, affordable education options to residents of Iredell County and the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.mitchellcc.edu or call (704) 878-3200 (Statesville Campus) or (704) 663-1923 (Mooresville Campus).

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