Brandy Johnson named president of the Michigan Community College Association


Courtesy of the Michigan Association of Community Colleges

The Michigan Community College Association in Lansing announced that it had appointed Brandy Johnson as president.

“Brandy Johnson is a visionary leader with extensive political and legislative experience, which makes her an ideal candidate to lead the Michigan Community College Association,” said Chris Bott, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the MCCA and Trustee of the Northwestern Michigan College. “His background in university access, workforce and education will be a valuable asset to Michigan 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 an education policy advisor and manager of the Sixty by 30 Office of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development in the administration of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“It is an honor to be chosen to represent Michigan Community Colleges, which provide Michigan residents with premier higher education and workforce development opportunities throughout our state,” said Johnson said.

“I am thrilled to be working with the talented team at MCCA and standing up for Michigan’s 28 community colleges so they can continue to help our communities thrive and students thrive.”

She received her BA in Political Science from Arizona State University and an MA in Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.