Kellogg Community College President Dr. Paul Watson today announced that Terah Zaremba, KCC’s former Dean of Student Services, is the College’s new Vice President for Student Affairs.
Zaremba, who started in her new position on July 1, takes over a role previously occupied by Dr. Kay Keck, who is retiring at the end of July after more than 45 years at KCC.
“Vice President Zaremba brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in student affairs into her work at KCC,” Watson said. “Her leadership will be invaluable as the College leans into its institutional priorities of enrollment management and improving the student experience.”
Zaremba’s career at KCC includes positions as Dean of Student Services, Director of Academic Advising & Student Life and in Admissions. Prior to KCC, Zaremba worked at Grand Valley State University in TRIO Student Support Services, Admissions and as a Transfer Student Coordinator. Zaremba earned her Master of Education in College Student Affairs & Leadership and Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Grand Valley State University.
As KCC’s Vice President for Student Affairs, Zaremba will provide leadership for a comprehensive student affairs program, including oversight of academic advising, admissions, athletics, career and employment services, counseling, disability services, dual enrollment and early college students, enrollment services, financial aid, instructional assistance, tutoring, international students, lifelong learning programming, personal enrichment programming, registration, student code of conduct, student life, student retention, testing, Title IX matters, TRIO programs, veteran services and youth programming.
“I’m looking forward to using my 20-plus years of administrative experience to continue the important and valuable work of student affairs at KCC,” Zaremba said. “I believe very much in the mission of KCC, the people we serve and the function of Student Affairs in the success of our students.”
In 2015, Zaremba was nationally recognized as Distinguished College Administrator of the Year by Phi Theta Kappa. She also completed the 2011 Battle Creek Area Leadership Challenge and the 2019 Michigan Community College Association Leadership Academy. Zaremba is a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan and general sports enthusiast.
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