Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees, a seven-member body of publicly elected officials, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to the public; taxpayers, residents and KCC employees are encouraged to attend. Unless otherwise announced, Board of Trustees meetings are held inside Room 301A, Roll Health and Administration Building, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI, 49017. Notices of regular and special meetings, as well as cancellations, are physically posted in the Roll Building.

Upcoming Special Meetings: The Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. May 21 inside Room 301A, Roll Health and Administration Building, for the purpose of a workshop pertaining to strategic governance planning at the College. Also, the Board has postponed its regular May meeting by one week to 6:30 p.m. May 27.

As a policymaking body, the Board of Trustees makes decisions that keep KCC financially stable, creates partnerships in the communities served by the College and enables learning experiences to help students become employable and successful. Students are at the heart of every decision.


Steve Claywell

Steve Claywell


Mr. Steve Claywell is the Business Manager and Financial Secretary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 445 in Battle Creek. Claywell is a Battle Creek native who graduated from Battle Creek Central High School, served in the U.S. Navy, served on the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and is also a Desert Storm Veteran. Claywell is very active in the community, currently serving on the International Festival of Lights Committee, the South Central AFL-CIO Labor Council, the Calhoun County Michigan Workforce Development Board, the Kingman Museum Board, the Southwest Michigan Building and Construction Board, as Chairman of the Michigan Electrical Employees Healthcare Plan board, as Trustee on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Pension Plan board, the Battle Creek Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and on the Kellogg Community College Foundation Board. Claywell is married with three children.


Jill BoothJill Booth

Vice Chair

Ms. Booth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kalamazoo College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. Currently, she works as a regional administrator for the Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office in Lansing, Mich. She is a member of the State Bar Association of Michigan, the Calhoun County Bar Association and Phi Beta Kappa. Booth is active in the local community as a member of the Calhoun County Senior Millage Allocation Committee. She is married with four adult children.


Mathew DavisMatthew A. Davis


Mr. Davis is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Currently a Realtor/Associate Broker in a family Real Estate brokerage, he has a Michigan Real Estate and Broker License and is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI). Mr. Davis is a member and past president of the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors (BCAAR), and has served in state and national committees for the Realtor Association. He is also involved in his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, Oaklawn Hospital Development Council, Marshall Area Development Alliance and Marshall Parks and Recreation Board, and other local committees. Mr. Davis is married with four children.


Reba M. HarringtonReba M. Harrington


Ms. Harrington is a University of Toledo graduate with an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and a law degree from J.D. Capital University School of Law. Ms. Harrington serves as a Federal Attorney at the Federal Center and is a retired officer of the United States Air Force Military and former business owner. She has served on the United Way Board of Directors, was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and is a published author and playwright. Ms. Harrington is divorced with two young adult children.


Jonathan ByrdJonathan D. Byrd


A product of Battle Creek and Marshall Public Schools, Jonathan Byrd was awarded the Gold Key Scholarship while attending Kellogg Community College and has a B.A. from Olivet College. Currently the Legislative Director for the Michigan Laborers’ District Council and member of Laborers’ Local 355 based in Battle Creek, Mr. Byrd is a Tomorrow’s Political Leaders Fellow through the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. Mr. Byrd is also actively involved in the community, having served as the Chair of the Calhoun County Democratic Party, Member of the Senior Millage Allocation Committee, Board Member for the Friends of the Albion Library, and Albion NAACP member.


Julie SeifkeJulie Camp Seifke


Mrs. Camp Seifke works for Gull Lake Community Schools. She attended Battle Creek Public Schools and Bellevue High School. Camp Seifke graduated from Kellogg Community College with an Associate degree and transferred to Western Michigan University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Special Education and a minor in Social Studies. She has served in her community as a Calhoun County commissioner and remains active with Wakeshma Church and the Cereal City Sunrise Rotary Club. Camp Seifke was awarded the Athens Area Lions Everyday Hero Award and the keys to the City of Albion. She is married with three grown children and grandchildren.


Patrick A. O’DonnellPatrick O'Donnell


Mr. Patrick A. O’Donnell graduated from Lakeview High School in 1990, then earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from KCC in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics from Siena Heights University in 1994. O’Donnell is a board member of the Pennfield Lacrosse Club, an assistant scout master with Boy Scout Troop 374 and is a member of the Battle Creek Metropolitan Area Moustache Society. He attends Grace Community Church and lives in Battle Creek with his wife, Belinda, son, Jacob, and daughter, Emma.




Board Minutes March 18, 2015

Board Minutes Special Meeting Feb. 25, 2015

Board Minutes Feb. 18, 2015

Board Minutes Jan. 21, 2015


Board Minutes Dec. 17, 2014

Board Minutes Special Meeting Dec. 12, 2014

Board Minutes Nov. 19, 2014

Board Minutes Oct. 15, 2014

Board Minutes Sept. 17, 2014

Board Minutes August 20, 2014

Board Minutes July 16, 2014

Board Minutes Special Meeting June 26, 2014

Board Minutes June 18, 2014

Board Minutes Special Meeting May 27, 2014

Board Minutes May 21, 2014

Board Minutes April 16, 2014

Board Minutes Special Meeting March 31, 2014

Board Minutes March 19, 2014

Board Minutes Feb. 19, 2014

Board Minutes Jan. 15, 2014


Board Minutes Dec. 18, 2013

Board Minutes Nov. 20, 2013

Board Minutes Oct. 16, 2013

Board Minutes Special Meeting Oct. 7, 2013

Board Minutes Sept. 18, 2013

Board Minutes Aug. 21, 2013

Board Minutes July 17, 2013

Board Minutes June 19, 2013

Board Minutes May 22, 2013

Board Minutes April 17, 2013

Board Minutes March 20, 2013

Board Minutes Feb. 20, 2013

Board Minutes Jan. 16, 2013