Administration

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.

Executive Leadership

KCC President Dr. Adrien Bennings.

Adrien L. Bennings, Ph.D.

President

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.

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

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. Paul Watson II, Vice President for Instruction at KCC.

Paul Watson II, Ed.D.

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.

Eric J. Greene

Eric Greene, Vice President, Strategy, Relations and Communications

Vice President, Strategy, Relations and Communications

Eric J. Greene is Vice President for Strategy, Relations and Communications at Kellogg Community College. In this capacity, Greene implements strategic initiatives, builds institutional partnerships and oversees the internal relations, external relations and communications functions of the College. Greene previously served in the positions of Chief Communications Officer, Director of Public Information and Marketing and Adjunct Instructor of Journalism. Prior to joining KCC in 2012, Greene spent 19 years as a journalist, working for newspapers in Michigan and Montana. Greene grew up in rural Ionia County, graduated from Belding High School and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Greene is a longtime marathon runner, serves on the Lakeview School District Board of Education and lives in Battle Creek with his wife and two sons.