Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna Named our Sixth President

Dr. DeAnna Burt-Nanna

On Dec. 29, 2020, the State University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna as the sixth president of Monroe Community College. Her term will begin on May 10, 2021.

As MCC president, Dr. Burt-Nanna will be responsible for one of the nation’s most respected, student-focused, and innovative community colleges. She will be a champion for MCC students and our college. She shares our core values and will work with us to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

Dr. Burt-Nanna’s Message to the College CommunityMedia Release
“I am honored to be selected as MCC’s next president and will work with MCC faculty, staff and stakeholders to extend MCC’s legacy of educational excellence, innovation, and strong community partnerships. I thank Chairman Tisch, Chancellor Malatras and the MCC Board of Trustees for placing their trust in me.” -- Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna

Dr. Burt-Nanna succeeds MCC Interim President Katherine P. Douglas, Ed.D., who will graciously assist us with the leadership transition this spring.


Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna is a staunch advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, educational access and attainment, philanthropy, and workforce development at local, state, and national levels. She is an Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow and a 2019 graduate of the Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership.

She currently serves as the vice president of student and academic affairs for South Central College, located in Faribault and North Mankato, Minnesota, a unit of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. She brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including serving in faculty and administrator roles at community colleges.

Dr. Burt-Nanna has contributed to the success of educational institutions in Michigan and Minnesota, including those that are two- and four-year, union and non-union, public and private, multi-campus and statewide systems. Her leadership has advanced strategic priorities in support of student success, operational efficiency, and organizational culture change. She has also held various positions in business and industry.

Dr. Burt-Nanna holds doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees, all from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Information about Dr. Burt-Nanna’s anticipated arrival this spring will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

CV/Resume for Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna