Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Michigan

The board of trustees of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, has announced the appointment of Adrien L. Bennings as the college’s sixth president. She will take office on January 1.

Kellogg Community College enrolls just over 4,200 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 8 percent of the student body.

In the announcement of her selection as the college’s next president, Dr. Bennings said that “to be selected as the college’s first African American female president is not only historical, but indicative of clear efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Not only will I have the opportunity to join the Bruin family, but also a community that is rich in its legacy and many successes. I truly believe that KCC is where I can fulfill a greater purpose to impact the lives of our students.”

Dr. Bennings has been serving as vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico. From 2015 to 2018, she served as the director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Bennings is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she majored in agricultural development. She holds an MBA from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Texas Tech University.

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