Dean of Students, Bonisha D. Townsend-Porter

Enter to Learn-Depart to Serve 

This is one of the guiding principles that our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, left us to chart our course as we strive for success. As your Dean of Students, I am committed to making your experience at Bethune-Cookman University a world class experience from the day you enter to learn to the day you graduate and depart to serve. The Division of Student Affairs is the place for students to express themselves creatively, politically and socially.  Our leadership team is dedicated to fostering an environment that will allow you to explore, discover, and expand who you are and your place in this global society.

My office is open to you and your concerns as students of the greatest institution of higher education on this side of heaven.  We believe that our students are the best and that we should expect nothing less than their best as we give them our best.  Please know that my expectations of B-CU students are very high because you are the conduits by which Dr. Bethune’s legacy will be carried into the future.  When you enter a room, you represent the very best of Bethune-Cookman University and I look forward to contributing to your success. 


Bonisha D. Porter

Dean of Students, Student Affairs