Meet the new Dean of Students

Kellie Byrd Danso, Ed.D. recently joined the NCC community as Dean of Students.

She brings more than 18 years of college administration and teaching experience to the position, and has expertise in mental health counseling, academic advising, career development, gender equity, student achievement, compliance issues and veteran affairs.

Dr. Byrd Danso was most recently Director of Student Engagement and Career Development at Gateway Community College. At Gateway, she also formerly served as Director of Career Services and Veteran Affairs and was a counselor.

Dr. Byrd Danso also has served as an adjunct instructor in psychology at Gateway and an adjunct instructor in First-Year Experience at the University of Connecticut. She began her career in higher education as a resident hall director and later as a counselor at the University of Connecticut.

She holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, an M.Ed. in Counseling/Student Development and Higher Education from North Carolina State University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut.