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About Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee


Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee (known as Dr. Mordecai) currently serves as the Vice President of 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. 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.

Recently, Dr. Mordecai completed the Penn St. University Academic Leadership Academy, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Institute, and is currently enrolled in the Community College Leadership Program at Dallas Baptist University.

Dr. Mordecai I. Brownlee is honored to serve on several boards including: Single Seed Enrichment School of San Antonio, African American Philanthropy in Action, and the Southwest Education Research Association (SERA). Mordecai is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

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.