The Broward College Office of Advancement welcomes alumna Dr. Meka Mears to the team as a major gifts officer. Dr. Meka Mears is a passionate educator, community leader, and administrator with over 15 years of transformational leadership experience in higher education, operations, and healthcare.
“As a proud Broward College alumna, returning to Broward College seemed inevitable for me because of my passion and commitment to serving Broward County,” said Dr. Mears. “In my opinion, the essence of showing gratitude and appreciation to the people and organizations who helped to empower, educate, invest and positively contribute to your success is to give back, mentor, and advocate for those who are seeking opportunities to make their aspirations and dreams come true.”
Prior to joining the team, Dr. Mears worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for P&M Healthcare located in West Palm Beach, Fla. In addition, Dr. Mears also served as an adjunct professor at Broward College and Nova Southeastern University, where she taught an array of composition, literature, business and student success courses. She received her AA in Public Relations & Organizational Communication from Broward College.
Dr. Mears is well-known for her enthusiasm, building strong relationships, her love for community service, mentoring and inspiring others (especially the underserved), and her commitment toward excellence— personally, professionally, and academically. She prides herself in investing in today’s youths to ensure a brighter and better tomorrow. She currently serves and hold leadership roles on the following boards— here in the Broward County community:
- Leadership Broward
- Crime Stoppers
- Debbie’s Dream Foundation
- Florida Career College
- Techni-Pro College
Dr. Mears has an extensive educational background, has been featured in many publications, and received many awards for her excellence in service, education, and leadership. She earned her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, two master’s degrees from NSU— one in Public Administration and the other in English Education, and a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Public Communication—with a minor in Women’s Studies and Sociology.
She believes the best example is to be an example. Therefore, as Gandhi coined, we should all continuously strive to “be the change we wish to see in the world.”