Claire Brady

Vice President, Enrollment and Student Affairs
Lake Sumter State College

Dr. Claire Brady has served in the Florida College System for the past 10 years and a higher education professional for the past 21 years. She currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) in central Florida. In addition to professional roles at LSSC, Dr. Brady has also served in Student Affairs and university 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 served as a Faculty at the 2019 NASPA New Professionals Institute, was a member of the 2020 NASPA Community College Institute planning team, and she also serves on the NASPA James E. Scott Academy Board. Dr. Brady is engaged in her local communities through various social, civic, and philanthropic organizations.