Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, Jr.

seabrookOriginally from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, Jr. joined Metropolitan Community College (MMC) in September 2007. In April 2011, he was appointed as President of MMC – Penn Valley in April 2011. Before assuming his current position, he served as the President of MMC – Blue River.

Prior to joining MCC, Dr. Seabrooks served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. His accountabilities included the Enhanced Learning Center, First Year Experience Programs, International Students & Scholars, Off Campus Connections’ Office, Student Support Services, and Pre-College Programs.

Previously, Dr. Seabrooks served the University of Missouri-Kansas City for over a decade in numerous capacities, including Assistant Director for Alumni and Constituent Relations, Director of Minority Student Affairs and Executive Director for the Diversity In Action Office. Dr. Seabrooks holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s and Educational Specialist degree in Higher Education Administration and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Urban Leadership, Policy Studies and Education Administration, all earned at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Some of Dr. Seabrooks’ recognition and awards include:

  • 2009 Alumni Achievement Award, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 2009 Ingrams’ Business Journal’s 40 Most Influential Under 40, Kansas City, MO
  • 2005 Joseph Seabrooks Leadership Award, established in my honor and presented to individuals for exceptional dedication, service, and empowerment of the students of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Seabrooks is the loving husband of Leslie Seabrooks and the father of two sons, Joseph Seabrooks, III, and Jackson James Seabrooks, who he affectionately refers to as his “Greatest Accomplishments”.