President DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna Will Be First Person of Color to Lead Monroe Community College

pictured above Dr. Burt-Nanna

Dr. Burt-Nanna has been appointed the new  president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. She will take office on May 21 becoming the first person of color to lead the school in its 60-year history.

She  is currently Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs for South Central College, a state school in Minnesota. Before that she spent nearly 20 years in various roles at Baker College in Michigan.

Monroe Community College enrolls more than 11,500 students. African Americans make up 21 percent of the student body.

“Monroe Community College is a beacon of educational excellence and opportunity that is nationally known for its commitment to student success, innovation, and its significant impact on Rochester, Monroe County, and the Finger Lakes Region,” said Dr. Burt-Nanna. “I am honored to be selected as MCC’s next president and will work with MCC faculty, staff, and stakeholders to extend MCC’s legacy of educational excellence, innovation, and strong community partnerships.”

Dr. Burt-Nanna holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership, all from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo