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Higher education administrator

Lawrence Joseph Bracken, American higher education administrator. Named Marketing and Publication Relations Communicator of Year, 1994.


Bracken, Lawrence Joseph was born on March 18, 1944 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Herbert H. Johnson and Joyce E. (Bray) Bracken.


Bachelor, Arkansas Technology University, 1970. Master of Arts, University Arkansas, 1988.


Volunteer, Peace Corps, Truk, Caroline Islands, 1966-1968;education specialist, Peace Corps, Truk, Caroline Island, 1968-1970;assistant director Office of Samoan Information, Government American Samoa, Pago Pago, 1970-1974;director public relations, Garland County Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1975-1983;director college advancement, Pensacola (Florida) Junior College, since 1983;executive director government affairs, Pensacola (Florida) Junior College, since 1995. Liaison to Florida legislature, since 1992. Consultant faculty member Auburn U., Montgomery, Alabama, since 1988.

Chair Florida Community College Week, Talahassee, 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board adjustments City of Gulf Breeze (Florida), since 1989. Member Leadership Pensacola, 1989-1990. Board directors Volunteer Pensacola, since 1989.

Member American Marketing Association (board directors since 1988, president elect 1991), Florida Association Community Colleges (chair commission 1988, board directors 1988, award Excellence in Public Relations since 1984), National Council Marketing and Public Relations, Florida Public Relations Association (vice president 1985, Golden Image awards since 1985, Education Professional Year 1988), Pensacola Press Club, West Florida Ad Council (board directors since 1989), Kappa Tau Alpha.


Married Ellen F. Cleveland, February 20, 1970. Children: Mary M., Quentin C.

Herbert H. Johnson Bracken

Joyce E. (Bray) Bracken

Ellen F. Cleveland

Mary M. Bracken

Quentin C. Bracken