Barbara Bryan has been named acting president of Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the first Black woman to hold the position.
Broward College enrolls just over 30,000 students, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 31 percent of the student body.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead Broward College through this time of transition,” said Dr. Bryan. “I’ve spent the greater part of my career at the institution, and it is an honor for me to return in the capacity of acting President to serve among the dedicated and passionate faculty and staff in our mission to provide quality education and job training to our community. Most important, as we move forward, we will maintain our unwavering commitment to our students, who are at the center of all we do.”
Currently serving as the CEO of Higher Education Consulting, Dr. Bryan is widely recognized for her skill in obtaining accreditation program approvals, driving organizational development, and leading expansion efforts. She was employed by the college for 26 years in various roles including president of the North Campus, associate vice president for student affairs, and provost of the North Campus.
Dr. Bryan holds s bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counseling education from the University of Florida. She earned a Ph.D. in higher education leadership and administration from Barry University in Miami.