Welcome to Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC).

BRCC Chancellor

As the Chancellor for Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), I am very excited to welcome you to a great place to learn and work. BRCC has been a pillar institution serving the community for over twenty years providing accessible, high quality and affordable training programs.  As a comprehensive community college BRCC offers transfer, career & technical training, and customized programs to meet the needs of our constituents.  We are an institution committed to excellence, student access, and success with over seventy-degree, certificate, and certified training programs.  We have a caring and dedicated team of professionals who are committed to helping you meet your educational and career goals.

BRCC offers a variety of career pathways in high demand fields for our students to be competitive today and in future marketplaces. Our commitment to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion is a major strength of the institution to providing outstanding academic and workforce development opportunities. We are committed to facilitating students’ personal and professional success, building our local and regional workforce, and serving our communities with excellence. As you familiarize yourself with our campus, we hope you will enjoy the strong sense of community as our core. We are not only passionate about education, but care deeply about our students, communities, and each other.

This attitude of responsiveness and support informs our approach to daily campus life. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to successfully achieve their goals through the availability of course offerings day, evening, weekends, and eLearning (online). BRCC is committed to providing access to high quality programs that are flexible, as we understand the complexity of life, family, and work. With over eight locations throughout Baton Rouge and the surrounding area we thrive to support your needs to meet your goals. 

BRCC provides affordable programs with small class sizes, and access to high tech facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.  We have developed unlimited partnerships with local businesses and industries to help us ensure our programs and training facilities meet the current industry standards for employer and student success.  This has been our mission to strengthen the workforce with exceptional graduates by delivering world class training and instruction.

We hope you are as proud of BRCC as we are of you, so on behalf of the faculty and staff, we wish you the best as you consider your future. You are the soul of our College, and we look forward to supporting your talents and creativity, as we are here to provide you with the tools and support to succeed.  


Willie E. Smith, Sr, Ed.D.