Dr. Mitra is a passionate and dedicated student affairs professional who is currently the Dean of Student Affairs at Kingsborough Community College. Brian’s responsibilities include oversight and management of the Division of Student Affairs including areas of Access-Ability Services, Athletics, Career Services, College Discovery Program, Community Standards & Judicial Affairs, Counseling, Health, and Wellness Centers, Men’s Resource Center, Student Life, and TRiO Student Support Services. He serves on the college’s senior administration and sits on several college wide committee including the Assessment and Care Team and Middle State Accreditation.
In addition, Brian serves a dual appointment as the community college rep for Region II of NASPA and the Community College Division Board, sat on the James E. Scott Academy and serves on the 2020 and 2015 Annual Conference Leadership Team. He has presented nationally, regionally, and locally and has several publications.
Brian also is an External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert with the JED Foundation which is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems.
Prior to being the Dean of Student Affairs, Brian severed as the Associate Dean and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Director of the Office of Career Development, Transfer and Scholarship Opportunities and the Job Placement Coordinator at Kingsborough. He has also held positions as a Graduate Assistant in Commuter Student Affairs and Student Activities Advisor at Stony Brook University. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and an Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management from Stony Brook University, his Master of Arts in Community Health Education from Brooklyn College, and his doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University.