Dr. Shanna Howell, PH.D.

Board Chair
Dean of New Bedford BCC Campus, Bristol Community College


Shanna L. Howell, Ph.D., was named the Dean of the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus in August 2019 after working as Director of Student Success at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Shanna earned her Bachelor of Science in sociology at The University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga.; her Master of Science in adult learning and organizational performance from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and her Doctor of Philosophy in educational leadership and policy studies, community college leadership program, from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Shanna is a proud member of the United Way of Greater New Bedford Board, a board member for the Our Sisters' School located in New Bedford, a trustee for the Turner Free Library in Randolph, and a member of the Diversity and Race Equity Advisory Council for the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.