Kellogg Community College is governed by a publicly elected Board of Trustees and operated by an administrative team that includes the executive leadership of KCC’s president and vice presidents. For a full list of KCC’s administrative staff, view the latest Administrative Organizational Chart (PDF).

Executive Leadership

KCC President Mark O'Connell.

Mark O’Connell, M.A.


Mark O’Connell is the President of KCC. He has served the College in several administrative positions, including as Vice President of Administration and Finance. A former Director of the College’s Business Development Center, he spent several years specializing in business planning. O’Connell received a Business Counselor Certification from Wayne State University School of Business and holds a master’s degree in education administration from Western Michigan University. In addition to his private sector experience, he has taught business classes for KCC, Siena Heights University, Western Michigan University and Wayne State University. His planning guide, “Starting Your Own Business,” was published in 1993. In the mid-1990s, he developed business plans for the College to allow for planned expansion in Branch and Barry counties. He and his wife, Janet, have lived and been active in the Marshall community for more than 40 years; they have two sons.


Dr. Kay Keck, Vice President for Student and Community Services at KCC.Dr. Kay Keck, Ph.D.

Vice President, Student and Community Services

Dr. Kay Keck serves as the Vice President for Student and Community Services at KCC. Her career at the College includes positions as Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar and in Financial Aid. Keck earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Western Michigan University, where her doctoral work focused on student retention in the community college. She is a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and earned an associate degree from KCC, a bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. She also completed the 2002 Michigan Leadership Institute and the 2009 Battle Creek Area Leadership Challenge. Keck is a lifelong resident of Battle Creek, where she lives with her husband, John.

Dr. Kevin Rabineau, Vice President for Instruction at KCC.Dr. Kevin Rabineau, Ph.D.

Vice President, Instruction

Dr. Kevin Rabineau is Vice President for Instruction at KCC. A native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Rabineau has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. He has held numerous positions at KCC, including directorship of the KCC regional center campuses in Coldwater and Hastings and Dean of Arts, Sciences and Regional Education. Rabineau has taught at Lake Superior State University, served as Assistant Director for Education Programs with the University Health Services at Central Michigan University, and was an associate professor, dean and vice president at Olivet College. Prior to his work in higher education, he was also employed as a youth probation worker, a youth center director and an Assistant Resident Unit Manager with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Rabineau has also served 17 seasons as an NCAA track and cross country coach, training one All-American and 13 Academic All-American student athletes.

Rabineau has presented at more than two dozen conferences, including the 1999 Oxford University Roundtable on Higher Education and the 2001 Harvard University Institutes on Higher Education Alumni Seminar. He earned a doctorate in Health Science from the Clayton Graduate School; a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Health Fitness Programming for Hospital and Corporate Health from Central Michigan University; and an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of the State of New York. Rabineau is also a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development Program and holds a Master Certificate in Business Management from Tulane University.

An accomplished runner, Rabineau has run 13 marathons – including three at Boston – and has personally logged more than 107,000 running miles. In 2007, he won the National 5K Championship in the Grand Masters Division. In 2008, he won the Grand Masters Division of the Detroit Marathon. Rabineau and his wife, Karen, have three children, all KCC alumni.