Director of Operations and Communications
With more than five years of experience as a Classified professional, providing executive-level administrative support services for chief executive officers, Brandon excels at planning and organizing intricate work for organizations. Brandon is skilled at using his cultural competence and strategic planning skills to enhance a CEO's leadership efficacy and improve relationships across the organization.
Brandon’s project management experience includes coordinating the Oakland Fine Arts Summer School, a partnership between OUSD and the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Department. Brandon also coordinated Merritt College’s first food bank, a partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, which he later gave the official title Merritt S.O.U.L. (Sustaining Oakland Urban Lives). He provided leadership in developing branding, building internal and external partnerships, and securing donations that helped expand the services provided by the S.O.U.L. program. The program grew to serve over 300 students, employees, and community members a month.
Brandon has provided executive administrative support to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, President of Merritt College, and the City of Oakland’s Director of Cultural Arts. During his tenure at Peralta, Brandon was elected to the Merritt College Classified Senate and served as the Classified Senate Secretary. Brandon also served as the District Office’s Vice President of Peralta’s Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA). Brandon serves on the board of the Western Region Council on Black American Affairs as the Interim Vice President of Technology, and as a general board member for The Village Demands Statewide Coalition on Black American Affairs.
In 2017, Brandon received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Barbara Lee for serving as a cultural ambassador in the second annual Peralta Community College District Student Delegation to China. In his free time, Brandon enjoys performance arts and has acted in plays across the Bay Area with the Artship Ensemble. Brandon plans to pursue his graduate degrees in the field of psychology and organizational leadership.