Dr. Brenda Pongracz

Brenda holds a BA from Hiram College, an MM from Cleveland State, an MM from Temple University, and also holds an EdD in Higher Education Leadership from Walden University.

Brenda has worked at Tri-C since 2004, starting as an assistant in Academic and Student Affairs, then moving to Administrative Associate to the CFO, and Manager/Director of the Enrollment Center at the Westshore Campus.  She began as Assistant Dean for Creative Arts in September 2014.  Brenda has worked on numerous important initiatives at the College, including starting the Sustainability initiative, removing the pay to park structure, rewriting and aligning the Enrollment Center policies and procedures, and working to start the Creative Arts Showcase on the Western Campus. 

As a soprano and performer, Brenda, studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and was a finalist in the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition in New York.  She has performed with Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Opera on Tour, Hiram College Opera Theater, Cleveland Composer’s Guild, and other professional venues throughout Northeast Ohio.  Brenda is a soloist at Old Stone Church on Public Square.  She has also been a soprano soloist at Church of the Covenant, St. James Anglican, and Trinity Cathedral.   She lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her husband, percussionist Andrew Pongracz, and two children, Alexander and Christopher.