Dr. Joseph Seabrooks

​​​​Current Title: President, Cedar Valley Campus

History With Dallas College

  • September 2016-​Present: President, Cedar Valley Campus

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in interdisciplinary urban leadership policy studies and education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • M.A. and Educational Specialist (EdSp) in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • B.A. in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • ​Member, Best Southwest Partnersh​ip; promotes economic development for 12 cities in southern Dallas County and northern Ellis County; Chair, 2020
  • Member, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Dallas Regional Chamber Education and Workforce Council
  • Member, American Association of Community Colleges
  • Member, Presidents’ Roundtable
  • Member, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
  • Member, National Commission on Black American Affairs ​​

College Awards/Accomplishments

  • 2023 – Outstanding Texan Award, Texas Black Legislative Caucus
  • 2020 – Phi Theta Kappa’s Texas Hall of Honor Induction, Abilene, Texas
  • 2016 – Phi Theta Kappa’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction; academic honor society for two-year institutions; National Harbor, Md.​
  • 2013 – Business Partner of the Year, Guadalupe Center Inc.; presented for MCC-Penn Valley’s outstanding contribution to the Hispanic community in Kansas City
  • 2013 – ACE Award, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; presented annually to culturally diverse mid-to-senior-level managers who are achieving excellence and having an impact that exceeds expectations for their employer and the company’​s bottom line
  • 2009 – Alumni Achievement Award, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 2005 –​ Joseph Seabrooks Leadership Award; established in honor of Dr. Seabrooks and presented to individuals for exceptional dedication, service and empowerment of the students of the University of Missouri-Kansas City​​

Related Professional Experience

  • President, Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, December 2010-September 2016​
  • President, Metropolitan Community College – Blue River, September 2007-July 2012
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2004-2007
  • Chief Diversity Officer – University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2003-2004
  • Director of Minority Student Affairs – University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999-2003
  • Assistant Director for Alumni and Constituent Relations – University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1997-1999
  • Coordinator for Alumni and Constituent Relations –​ University of Missouri-Kansas City​, 1995-1997