Dr. Claire Brady
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Dr. Claire Brady’s career in higher education has been characterized by fostering learning environments that address student needs, promote community, enhance learning, and nurture institutional engagement. Dr. Brady has served in the Florida College System for the past 9 years and a higher education professional for the past 20 years. She currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC). In addition to professional roles at LSSC, Dr. Brady has also served in Student Affairs and teaching roles at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Michigan State University, and Alma College.
Dr. Brady has broad leadership experience across higher education including academic advising, admissions, career services, student life, accessibility services, residential life, student conduct, Title IX, TRIO programs, and enrollment management. She also has 10 years’ experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
A native of Canada, Dr. Brady is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors in International Relations and a Master’s degree in Education. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida where her research agenda examined student transitional experiences, transfer pathways between colleges and universities, and the impact of student sense of belonging.
Dr. Brady has been a member of national, regional and state level professional organizations including the Florida Council of Student Affairs, NASPA, ASCA, GLACUHO, and ACUHO-I and is a graduate of the Florida College System Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar. She is also engaged in her local communities through various social, civic, and philanthropic organizations.
Dr. Brady lives in Tavares, FL where she enjoys gorgeous weather, an active local food, arts, and music community, great family and friends, and is a doting step-mom (Fox) and auntie (Jake, Alyssa, Kai, Gabby, & Ella) to the cutest future Spartans you will ever meet. (Twitter: @clairelbrady)