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 Organization Chart.
Dr. Adrien L. Bennings is President of Kellogg Community College. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University, a Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University. Dr. Bennings is a former professional track and field athlete and serves as a certified peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. Prior to becoming President at KCC, Dr. Bennings was Vice President for Finance and Administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico.
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.
Vice President, Instruction
Dr. Paul R. Watson II joined the College as the Vice President of Instruction in January 2019. Dr. Watson has 13 years of teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary levels, plus another seven years of experience as an administrative leader in higher education. He was at Pennsylvania College of Technology from 2011 to 2018 as a director, assistant dean and dean. Prior to that, he was a high school math teacher in Jefferson, New York, and an assistant professor of mathematics at Houghton College in Houghton, New York.