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.

 

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.

 

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Dr. Daniel JJ McEachern
Vice President, Student Services

Dr. McEachern joined Mitchell Community College in 2021. He is responsible for the Student Services division including strategic enrollment management, admissions, advising, financial aid, and student activities. Dr. McEachern recently served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Central Piedmont Community College, where he previously held the titles of Associate Dean and of Enrollment and Student Services Director/Registrar. Dr. McEachern holds an Education Doctorate in Community College Executive Leadership from Wingate University. He also earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

 

Mitchell Community College Board of Trustees

Trustee Name

Appointing Agency

Year Appointed

Term Ends

Ralph L. Bentley, Chair

Board of Education

1981

June 30, 2026

William Thunberg

Board of Education

2022

June 30, 2025

Jonathan Byers, Sr.

County Commission

2014

June 30, 2026

Kevin Donaldson

County Commission

2019

June 30, 2023

Michael Haire

County Commission

2021

June 30, 2025

R. Stephen Hill

Board of Education

2010

June 30, 2023

Shawn Huggins

Governor

2019

June 30, 2023

Constantine “Costi” Kutteh

Governor

2017

June 30, 2025

David J. Meachem

Governor

2018

June 30, 2026

Amanda Moore

Governor

2020

June 30, 2024

Joseph H. Troutman

County Commission

2000

June 30, 2024

Leigh Whitfield, Vice Chair

Board of Education

2016

June 30, 2024

SGA President

SGA President

yearly

June 30, 2022