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Dr. Debra Bright

Associate Dean of Student Success and Rockville Student Affairs
Dr. Debra Bright

Dr. Bright has 23 years of dedicated service to the student affairs profession. Prior to coming to Montgomery College, she served as Director of Admissions and Student Services for GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and was a member of the Executive Governing Board for the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP). Currently, Dr. Bright is a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and recently completed a 4-year term on the NASPA Region II Advisory Board. She also serves on the steering committee for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

In 2011, she was appointed by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to the Montgomery County Commission for Women (MC-CFW), where she serves as Immediate Past President and Chair of the 2017 Women's Legislative Briefing. Under her leadership the MC-CFW established an "Emerging Leaders" program, which offers workshops on leadership, advocacy, and community engagement for teen girls. Additionally, the Commission was successful in establishing the Montgomery County Commission for Women STEM Endowed Scholarship through the Montgomery College Foundation.

Dr. Bright earned a doctorate in education, with a concentration in higher education administration, from The George Washington University.  Additionally, she earned a master’s degree, with a concentration in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree, with a concentration in broadcast journalism, from Syracuse University.