The Michigan Community College Association in Lansing announced it has named Brandy Johnson its president.
“Brandy Johnson is a visionary leader with extensive policy and legislative experience, making her an ideal candidate to lead the Michigan Community College Association,” says Chris Bott, MCCA Board chair and trustee at Northwestern Michigan College. “Her experience in college access, workforce and education issues will be valuable assets to Michigan’s community colleges.”
She succeeds Michael Hansen, who is retiring at the end of the year. Johnson is the founder and former executive director of the Michigan College Access Network. Since 2019, she has served as the education policy advisor and manage of the Office of Sixty by 30 in the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.
“It is an honor to be chosen to represent Michigan’s community colleges, which are providing Michiganders with premier higher education and workforce development opportunities all across our state,” says Johnson.
“I’m excited to work with the talented team at MCCA and advocate for Michigan’s 28 community colleges so that they may continue to help our communities thrive and students achieve prosperity.”
She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.