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About Dr. Mordecai Ian Brownlee


Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee (known as Dr. Mordecai) currently serves as the Vice President for Student Success at St. Philip's College in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, he serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business & Leadership at the University of Charleston and the Masters in Community College Leadership Program at Morgan State University. Previously, Dr. Mordecai served as the Dean of Students & Chief Student Affairs Officer at the University of Charleston.

Mordecai received his Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Lamar University, where he earned the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for his research regarding Texas House Bill 5 and the future of higher education. Mordecai also holds a M.S. in Human Resource Management and B.A. in Mass Communication & Political Science degrees from Houston Baptist University, and his A.A. in Liberal Arts degree from Kingwood College.

More recently, Dr. Mordecai completed the Penn St. University Academic Leadership Academy, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Institute, and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership Program at Dallas Baptist University.

Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee is honored to serve on several boards and councils including: Single Seed Enrichment School of San Antonio, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ApplyTX Advisory Council, and the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). Dr. Mordecai is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the 100 Black Men of San Antonio.

Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife of 12 years, Daphne Brownlee, their son, Mordecai Jr. and their newborn daughter, Lauren Machelle.