Administration and Board of Trustees

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

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

Darren E. Campbell

Governor

2016

June 30, 2020

Kevin A. Smith

Governor

2014

June 30, 2018

Joseph H. Troutman,
Vice Chair

County Commission

2000

June 30, 2020

Jennifer M. Mills

Governor

2015

June 30, 2019

Leigh Whitfield

Board of Education

2016

June 30, 2020

TBA

SGA President

yearly

June 30, 2017

Administration

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, Finance and Administration

John Wilkinson joined Mitchell Community College in 2014 as vice president for finance. He is responsible for accounting, human resources, information technology and facilities 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.

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.