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Brandon Dotson new dean of enrollment at Northeast State

Staff Reports • May 9, 2020 at 3:45 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Northeast State Community College has named Brandon R. Dotson as its new dean of enrollment management, bringing him back to the greater Tri-Cities, where he has worked at community colleges in Virginia.

Dotson comes to NSCC from Davidson County Community College in Lexington, North Carolina, where he served as dean of enrollment services. He was responsible for the leadership and supervision of departments and programs that included admissions and records, financial aid, veterans affairs, TRiO, continuing education and recruitment.

Dotson developed annual recruitment and strategic enrollment plans for Davidson County and was accountable for all multi-year and annual enrollment goals and targeted objectives. He has 18 years of higher education experience, including time in Southwest Virginia community colleges.

As dean of enrollment management at NSCC, Dotson will provide leadership and direction for the college’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, the Office of Admissions and Records, Veterans Affairs, and the college’s recruitment.

“Northeast State is an inspirational college with an exciting future. As enrollment trends continue to shift in higher education, I am certain that it will respond to all challenges with exceptional academic programs, meaningful community partnerships, and enhanced student services for future success,” Dotson said. “I am proud to join such a student-centered environment with exceptional academic and community standards.”

Previously, Dotson served as dean of enrollment management and student services at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, as dean of student services at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, as associate dean of students at Washington and Lee University and as assistant dean of students at Radford University.

Dotson holds an Ed.S. in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech, a master’s of science in counselor education – student affairs administration and a bachelor’s of science in exercise science and health education, both from Radford University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies at Virginia Tech.

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