Paul Watson II has been named the seventh president of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan. He has been serving as interim president since last April. Before being named interim president, Dr. Watson had been vice president for instruction at the community college since 2019.
Kellogg Community College enrolls nearly 3,500 students, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans are 7 percent of the student body and women are 72 percent of all students.
Before coming to Kellogg Community College, Dr. Watson served as director, assistant dean, and dean at the Pennsylvania College of Technology from 2011-2018. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of mathematics at Houghton College in Houghton, New York.
Dr. Watson is a graduate of Houghton College, where he majored in mathematics. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Watson holds a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.