Originally 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:
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”.