Dr. Trent Mohrbutter has been a professional educator for 31 years. He served as the vice president for instruction and CAO at Nash Community College in North Carolina where he oversaw all areas related to academic and student affairs. Prior to his tenure in higher education, he served as an early college, high school, and middle school administrator, teacher, counselor, and coach. Dr. Mohrbutter has developed, implemented, and facilitated professional learning for K–12, community colleges and four-year institutions, both face-to-face and virtually supporting high-impact instructional practices, equity and inclusion, guided pathways, and leadership excellence. He has consulted, written, and presented nationally on educational leadership and instructional practices that support student success — retention, persistence, and completion, establishing a positive student-centered culture and learning environment, and building sustainable community partnerships.
Ed. D. (Educational Leadership) | North Carolina State University
M.S.A. (School Administration) | East Carolina University
B. Ed. (Secondary Education) | University of Victoria
How has education changed your life/your family?
I have wanted to be an educator since I was 17 years old; it is all I’ve ever wanted to do and what I have done my entire life. As a first-generation college student, I know first-hand how education changes a person’s life, and the lives of the people around them. I also know that going to and getting through college can be (is) a difficult path to navigate, and we must continue to work to provide all students with equitable access to opportunities and the resources they need to be successful.