Administration and Board of Trustees

Administration

Dr. James T. Brewer, President.

Dr. James T. Brewer
President

Dr. Tim Brewer assumed the position as the President of Mitchell Community College on March 1, 2012.  He previously was the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Mitchell. Dr. Brewer came to Mitchell in 2005 as Vice President for Instruction with primary responsibilities for academic programs, institutional effectiveness, institutional and program accreditation, the Mooresville Center and library services.  Prior to his service at Mitchell, Dr. Brewer was Executive Director of the State Board of Community Colleges where he led the senior administrative staff in all matters related to the State Board of Community Colleges.  In addition, he worked as executive assistant to Martin Lancaster, then president of the North Carolina Community College System. Dr. Brewer received a doctorate in Education, Higher Education Administration, Adult and Community College Education, and a master’s degree in Recreation Resources from North Carolina State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from Mars Hill College.

Dr. Porter Brannon

Dr. Porter Brannon
Vice President, Student Services

Dr. Porter Brannon joined Mitchell Community College in 2016 as vice president for student services. She is responsible for admissions, advising/counseling and financial aid at Mitchell. Brannon previously served as the Assistant Dean, Division of Student Affairs at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York. Her 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, a master of science in special education and a bachelor of science in human services. 

James Hogan, VP for Advancement

James Hogan 
Vice President, Advancement

James Hogan joined Mitchell Community College in 2017 as vice president for advancement. He is responsible for stewarding the Endowment for Excellence, fundraising/planned giving, donor relations, marketing, community engagement, alumni services and special events. Hogan previously served as a Major Gifts Officer with Davidson College. A long-time Statesville native, he graduated from North Iredell High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Western Carolina University.

Gerald Hyde, VP for Accounting

Gerald Hyde 
Vice President, Accounting and CFO

Gerald Hyde joined Mitchell Community College in 2017 as vice president for accounting and CFO. He is responsible for financial services at Mitchell. Hyde most recently served as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Mayland Community College. Previously, he was the Controller at Western Piedmont Community College and the Assistant State Auditor with the NC Office of the State Auditor. Hyde holds an BA in Accounting from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an MBA from Gardner-Webb University.

Carol Johnson, Vice President, Workforce development and Continuing Education 

Carol Johnson
Vice President, Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Carol Johnson joined Mitchell Community College in 1974, and currently serves as vice president for continuing education and workforce development. She is responsible for basic skills, customized training, occupational training, small business services and community service programs. Through the years, Johnson has held the positions of coordinator of the learning lab, director of basic skills, occupational extension coordinator and dean of continuing education. Johnson earned an associate in arts degree from Mitchell College, a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master's degree from Appalachian State University. She also earned an education specialist degree from Appalachian State University.

Dr. Camille Reese, Vice President, Instruction 

Dr. Camille Reese
Vice President, Instruction

Dr. Camille Reese was named vice president for instruction at Mitchell Community College in June 2012. She is responsible for academic programs, institutional effectiveness, institutional and program accreditation and library services. Reese previously served as Mitchell's dean of nursing, health services and public service technologies. Prior to joining Mitchell, Reese was an assistant professor/RN-BSN coordinator at Winston-Salem State University, associate director of nursing education at NW AHEC/Bowman Gray School of Medicine and clinical instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College. Since beginning college at Forsyth Tech, Reese has earned a bachelor's in nursing from Winston-Salem State University, a master's in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a doctorate in educational leadership from UNCG.

John Wilkinson, Vice President, Finance and Administration 

John Wilkinson
Vice President, Administration and Auxiliary Services

John Wilkinson joined Mitchell Community College in 2014. He is responsible for information technology, facilities and other administrative and auxiliary services at Mitchell. Wilkinson previously served as chief financial officer at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven, Florida and as a financial officer in the Ohio public school system. Wilkinson earned his bachelor's degree from Miami (Ohio) University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in management from Walden University.

Mitchell Community College Board of Trustees

Trustee Name

Appointing Agency

Year Appointed

Term Ends

Ralph L. Bentley, Chair

Board of Education

1981

June 30, 2018

Bethany O. Allen

Governor

2013

June 30, 2017

George W. Brawley

Board of Education

1981

June 30, 2017

Jonathan Byers, Sr.

County Commission

2014

June 30, 2018

Darren E. Campbell

Governor

2016

June 30, 2020

Jackie F. Grigg

County Commission

2007

June 30, 2019

Sara Haire-Tice

County Commission

2009

June 30, 2017

R. Stephen Hill

Board of Education

2010

June 30, 2019

Jennifer M. Mills

Governor

2015

June 30, 2019

Kevin A. Smith

Governor

2014

June 30, 2018

Joseph H. Troutman,
Vice Chair

County Commission

2000

June 30, 2020

Leigh Whitfield

Board of Education

2016

June 30, 2020

Julian Smyre

SGA President

yearly

June 30, 2017