Dr. Mordecai Brownlee has been selected as the next president of the Community College of Aurora.
Colorado Community College System Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Brownlee on May 5.
Dr. Brownlee will assume the presidency on July 15. He will succeed Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven, who announced in October that she was retiring at the end of July, concluding a decade of leading the institution and a 42-year career in higher education.
Brownlee, an inclusive educator who is committed to the intellectual and economic empowerment of diverse communities, brings an impressive resume in advancing student access, expanding student support services, and empowering academic pathways at several public and private higher education institutions, including St. Philip’s College in Texas, the University of Charleston in West Virginia, Blinn College District in Texas, and Houston Baptist University.