Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. is among the first in Connecticut selected to preside over two colleges.  In 2015, he was appointed president of Housatonic Community College (HCC) in Bridgeport, and in 2017 the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education expanded his duties when they appointed him president of Gateway Community College (GCC) in New Haven.
Over the past twenty-six years, President Broadie’s leadership has been defined by the expansion of academic programs, student services, innovative technology, community partnerships and campus expansion—most recently the 46,000 square foot addition of Lafayette Hall at Housatonic Community College. During his leadership, Housatonic Community College, has been selected as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute, for excellence, high achievement, and performance in America’s community colleges. HCC has also been named as an Achieving the Dream Leader College.
President Broadie’s comprehensive background in Academic Affairs, Student Services, and Continuing Education enforces his commitment to placing the needs of the student at the heart of the institutional mission.   Through the formation of critical collaborations with faculty, regional employers, and industry leaders, he has accomplished a long list of successful initiatives that have increased enrollment, expanded programs, opportunities and support for the institutions and students he serves.

As president of two Connecticut community colleges, President Broadie works tirelessly to address the educational, workforce development and personal enrichment needs of the region. He works closely with area universities to forge pathways for continued study, and firmly believes that the most important qualities of leadership include the ability to listen and provide the necessary tools and resources to encourage individual and institutional success.

Dr. Broadie holds a Ph.D. from Colorado State University, an M.B.A. from Long Island University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Mercy College. He serves on several Boards including; Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Workforce Development Alliance, New Haven Promise, the Bridgeport Higher Education Alliance, Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Phi Theta Kappa National President’s Advisory Board, the United Way of Fairfield Coastal County, The WorkPlace, Inc., Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders (BCYL) and The Kennedy Center.  He is a member of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce Regional Leadership Council, Jobs for the Future Policy Council, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and American College Personnel Association, as well as a proud member of the Delta-Mu-Delta National Business Honor Society, Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Psi Kappa Psi Honor Society.

President Broadie has placed a keen focus on ensuring that both GCC and HCC serve as a resource and educational engine for the community.