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President's Welcome

Mercer County Community College warmly welcomes
Dr. Deborah Preston as its seventh president

With a career spanning 30 years of dedicated service, Dr. Preston joins MCCC with a proven track record that illustrates her steadfast commitment to ensuring students receive a quality education in a welcoming environment, equipped with the proper resources needed to succeed.

“It is my honor and privilege to be selected as the seventh president of Mercer County Community College,” said Preston. “MCCC is an institution that is passionate about serving students and the residents of Mercer County, and I am thrilled to join the dedicated faculty, staff and administrators on both campuses as we work together to provide inclusive, high-quality education for our community.”

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Dr. Deborah Preston

The college community looks forward to working with Dr. Preston to advance initiatives that support student success.  Ensuring that success means meeting students where they are and developing strategies that address their needs.

The past few years have been challenging for everyone in higher education. During that time, MCCC enhanced key aspects of the student experience. Our OneStop Center makes enrollment and advisement easier than ever. Our Success Coaches and Counseling Services are ready to assist when our students hit roadblocks, either academically or personally.

Under Dr. Preston’s leadership, we will continue the important work of guiding and nurturing Mercer students. Our mission is nothing short of transformative: to develop critical thinkers, lifelong learners and engaged citizens. We want our graduates to find meaning and joy in their lives and to contribute to their communities.

Working with Dr. Preston, we will find innovative ways to maximize the full potential of our college and our students. This upcoming academic year is a new beginning. We are confident that it will be a time filled with meaningful, collaborative initiatives as we share our passion and commitment to education.

Welcome, Dr. Preston!