Porter Brannon, Ed.D.

Dr. Porter Brannon is a higher education professional with over 20 years of progressively responsible experience serving in key leadership roles at public, private and proprietary higher education institutions. As the Vice President for Student Services at Mitchell Community College, Dr. Brannon coordinates long-range planning for new student enrollment, academic advising, career development, financial aid, disability services, retention, veteran’s affairs, and student activities.

Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Brannon served as the Assistant Dean, and Registrar at LaGuardia Community College, the Assistant Vice President for Advising and Registration at Berkeley College, and the Coordinator of Advising at New York Institute of Technology. Over the life of her career, Dr. Brannon has been a primary architect in creating policies, programs, and systems designed to improve access, enrollment, retention, and degree completion. Her career has been focused on providing an environment for marginalized and underrepresented student groups to excel. Dr. Brannon is passionate about higher education, and the ability education has to transform the life of an individual and entire communities.

Dr. Brannon received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, and Master’s degree in Education from St. John’s University, and a Doctorate of Education in Executive Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University. She lives in Mooresville, North Carolina with her husband David, daughter Rebecca, and 4-legged son, Gage.