Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea

Mott Community College


Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea became the seventh president of Mott Community College (Flint, Michigan) in August 2014. Mott Community College has a legacy of student success and academic excellence that Dr. Walker-Griffea is proud to lead. Mott Community College has continued to be recognized by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program as one of America’s top community colleges for high achievement and performance four times during her tenure.


Prior to joining the MCC family, Dr. Walker-Griffea served as Senior Vice President for Student Services at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, Vice President of Student Affairs at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia; Dean of Student Development at Houston Community College-Central Campus; and Interim Dean of Health and Environmental Sciences at Spokane Community College. Additionally, while at Spokane Community College, Dr. Beverly earned tenure in three years as a counseling faculty member leading the award-winning Single-Parent Program, and served as Chair for the Institutional Diversity Department.


Dr. Beverly is the first female and first African American president in Mott Community College’s history. She is committed to academic excellence, student access and success, dynamic industry partnerships, and significantly impacting local economies. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Child Development from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film: News and Public Affairs from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In recognition of her many accomplishments, Dr. Beverly was recognized as a Distinguished Alumna by OSU in 2019 and is proud to be selected as a 2022 Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumna.