The campus website is a good source of information about many different offices and services. While basic information is provided here about some of the offices and departments that students most frequently use on campus, much more information about them and other offices can be found at the Kalamazoo College website.
Lesley Clinard, Director of Advising - Dewing, First Floor
The academic advising program at Kalamazoo College helps students define their academic plans in support of their interests, passions, and goals. Advising is provided by faculty and staff mentors who pay attention to what is happening to their advisees and who provide guidance so that students can make the most of their education. Ext. 5767
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
Melissa Marley Bonnichsen, Executive Director Lisa Brock, Academic Director Jax Gardner, Associate Executive Director
Rhiki Swinton, Center Manager
Tirrea Billings, Communications Manager
Nichole Real, Student Leadership Coordinator
Julie Marron-Parker, Executive Assistant - 205 Monroe
The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL) works to develop and sustain leaders in human rights and social justice through education and capacity-building initiatives. The ACSJL hosts public events, facilitates trainings, and provides grants for leadership development opportunities that promote social change through an anti-oppression lens. In addition, the center’s building is available for meetings, informal gatherings and study. The ACSJL invites everyone to imagine a socially just world and be a part of creating it. Arcus Center for Social Justice Ext. 7398
Becky Hall, Director of Athletics - Anderson Athletic Center
The Athletic Department administers varsity and intramural athletics. The College sponsors seventeen varsity sports and a variety of seasonal intramural opportunities. The Athletic Department also provides recreational access to its facilities for students, faculty and staff. Ext. 7082.
Timothy Young, Director of Campus Safety - Hicks Center, Second Floor East
The Office of Campus Safety provides 24-hour patrol of campus and emergency response, every day of the year. Kalamazoo College security officers do not have arrest powers, and work closely with local law enforcement as needed. Campus Safety provides educational programs to help students increase safety awareness, and administers campus parking, bicycle registration, and defensive driving programs. Ext. 7321.
Center for Career and Professional Development
Tricia Zelaya-Leon, Director Valerie Miller, Assistant Directo, External Relations - Dewing Commons, Dewing First Floor
Rachel B. Wood, Associate Director
Jacqueline Srodes, Assistant Director
Richard Sylvester, Assistant Director, Experiential Opportunities
Keri Bol, Operations Support
The CCPD creates meaningful connections to the world of work, empowering Kalamazoo College students to explore, identify and pursue their diverse interests, values and passions, and to develop a framework of skills, networks and knowledge for successful lifelong career planning and professional development. Among other services, the CCPD offers résumé writing/review, internship/externship programs, campus employment listings, career assessment tools, and professional networking opportunities. Ext. 7183.
Center for Civic Engagement
Alison Geist, Director - Dewing, First Floor
Teresa Denton, Associate Director
Moises Hernandez, Assistant Director
Emily Kowey, Assistant Director
Paulette Rieger, Operations Manager
The Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement involves students, faculty and community members in long-term, reciprocal partnerships to foster academic learning, critical problem-solving, and a lifetime of civic engagement while strengthening our city. Both service-learning courses and student-led programs use a critical lens and promote action, reflection, and advocacy. Ext. 7432/7092/7104
Center for International Programs
Dr. Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Executive Director - Dewing First Floor
Alayna Lewis, Assistant Director and International Student Advisor
Tony Nelson, Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Asia Bennett, Study Abroad and Exchange Student Advisor
Open, Assistant Director for Operations
NaShera Sutton, Operations Assistant
Ren Ballew, Research Room Coordinator/Receptionist
Lizbeth Mendoza Pineda, Coordinator, Student Support and Event Planning
The CIP offers study abroad and study away programs of varying lengths, academic emphasis, and locations. The goal is to provide qualified students with access to international and domestic programs which provide academically challenging coursework in an educational system whose values and methods reflect those of the local culture. The CIP currently sends students to 56 programs in 25 countries on 6 continents. Ext. 7133
Chapel and Religious Life
The Rev. Elizabeth Hakken Candido, Chaplain and Director of Religious Life
Kelly Killen Ross, Administrative Assistant
The Cavern, Basement of Stetson Chapel
The Chapel and Religious Life Office maintain a full set of programs dedicated to enhancing the development and enrichment of student spiritual and religious life. A centerpiece of those efforts is regular Friday Community Reflections in the Chapel and a variety of ongoing programs geared to individual exploration/expression for students from all faith traditions. Ext. 7362.
Dr. Kenlana Ferguson, Director of the Counseling Center
Pat Jorgenson, Therapist
Katherine King, Therapist, Kali Wood-Schrantz, Therapist/Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Combes, Office Coordinator, Student Health and Counseling Centers Hicks Center, First Floor West
The staff of the Counseling Center, including five doctoral interns, addresses students' mental health needs by providing counseling, crisis intervention, educational outreach, group therapy, and prevention programming. Ext. 7191.
Estelle Bean,Director - Hicks Center, First Floor West
Campus dining services include traditional student dining in the Hicks Student Center, on- and off-campus catering, special events, holiday celebrations, and Richardson Room. A range of meal plans is offered by the College, including “commuter plans.” A wide range of specialized dietary needs can be accommodated by Dining Services. Ext. 5728.
The Book Club in the Upjohn Commons Library is also an extension of Campus Dining.
Dana Jansma, Senior Associate Dean of Students - Hicks Center 2nd Floor East
Qualified students who have diagnosed or identified learning, physical, or emotional disabilities are entitled to the same benefits from the educational programs of the college as non-disabled students. Kalamazoo College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities, unless that accommodation imposes undue hardship or burden or would not alleviate a direct threat to the student or others. Further information is at Policy for Students with Disabilities. Ext. 7209.
Susan Lindemann, Director of Facilities Management - Oldfield Maint. Bldg.
Todd Grassow, Associate Director of Facilities Management
Marcie Weathers, Administrative and Custodial Services Manager
Denean Pomeroy, Office Coordinator
Stephanie Brooks, Custodial Coordinator
Mike Maxson, Custodial Coordinator
David Saxman, Architectural Trades Coordinator
Open,Technical Trades Coordinator
Open, Grounds Coordinator
Matt Ryan, Student Employee Facilitator
Facilities Management maintains all campus facilities and grounds, coordinates campus recycling, and coordinates college vehicle reservation and use. They also respond to work order requests for the residence halls. Further information is at Facilities Management. Ext. 7308.
Becca Murphy, Director of Financial Aid - Mandelle, Ground Floor
Kelly Schneider, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Kathy Yeckley, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Stephanie Robison, Communications and Process Coordinator
The Office of Financial Aid helps assess student eligibility for financial assistance, provides guidance about potential sources of assistance, awards financial aid, and advises students about their options in a variety of unique circumstances including dropping or withdrawing from classes. Further information is at Financial Aid and Scholarships. Ext. 7192.
First Year Experience
Dana Jansma, Senior Associate Dean of Students for the First Year and Transition
Hicks Center, Second Floor East
The First Year Experience (FYE) intentionally weaves together hands-on involvement, experiential learning, and mentorship within the context of a rigorous academic life. FYE at K helps students achieve academic success, identify and pursue passions, connect with Kalamazoo College and the greater Kalamazoo communities, construct complex intercultural understandings, and develop a purpose-filled and balanced life. Ext. 7210.
Fitness and Wellness Center
Jennifer Bailey, Director, Fitness and Wellness Ctr - Fitness and Wellness Ctr
The Fitness & Wellness Center engages the campus community with a state of the art fitness facility that balances mind, body and spirit through engagement in various recreational activities. The facility highlights include a large weight room and cardio fitness area, two racquetball courts, squash court, three multi-purpose rooms, group fitness classes and houses the intercollegiate tennis programs. Ext. 7083.
Intercultural Student Life
Natalia Carvalho-Pinto, Director, Intercultural Student Life
Hicks Center, Second Floor East
The Office of Intercultural Student Life provides programming, works with individual students, and collaborates with campus partners to enhance the sense of belonging for all students, with a focus on the experiences of first generation students, students of color, LGBTQAI+ students, and international students. Ext. 7210.
LandSea and Outdoor Programs
Jory Horner, Director, LandSea and Outdoor Programs
Jess Port, Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs
Harmon Hall, First Floor
LandSea is an intensive, outdoor, pre-orientation program for first-year students that occur prior to the start of the academic year. It also has on- and closer-to-campus programs that help students enjoy the outdoors, build community, and develop their leadership skills throughout the year. Ext. 7357.7356.
Dr. Danette Ifert Johnson, Provost, Mandelle, First Floor
Dr. Katie MacLean, Associate Provost
Tabatha Coleman, Executive Assistant
Wendy Fleckenstein, Administrative Secretary
The Office of the Provost has overall responsibility for the academic program including the curriculum and the faculty. Ext. 7162.
Nicole Kragt, Registrar - Mandelle, First Floor
Raechel Scholz, Assistant Registrar
Abigail Dahl, Academic Records and Scheduling Coordinator
Nancy Lawrence, Academic Records and Scheduling Assistant
The Registrar’s Office maintains all student academic records, schedules classes, administers the drop and add processes, receives petitions for the Committee on Academic Standards, and audits students’ progress toward their degree. More information is at Registrar. Ext. 7204.
Stephen Sanney, Assistant Dean of Students, Residential Life - Hicks Center, Second Floor East
Erika Perry, Area Coordinator
Danielle Turner, Area Coordinator
Kierna Brown, Graduate Assistant
Residential living is supportive of one's academic preparation and plays an integral role in one's experiential education, providing rich opportunities for involvement and development. The Office of Residential Life manages all aspects of residential life – staffing, housing assignments, residence hall policies, and programming. Ext. 7210.
Stephen Sanney, Assistant Dean of Students - Hicks Ctr, 2nd Floor East
The Office of Student Conduct administers the student conduct system, including revision of the Student Code of Conduct, selection and training of the Hearing Panel and the Appeal Board, training of the Student Conduct Advisors, and the overall functioning of the system. Ext. 7209.
Student Health Center
Lisa Ailstock, PA-C Director, Student Health Center
Dr. Steve Pollens, MD, Medical Director
Jennifer Combes, Office Coordinator, Student Health and Counseling Centers Hicks Center, First Floor West
The Student Health Center provides a wide range of confidential medical services to students, including assessment and treatment of acute illness, allergy injections, contraceptive counseling and consultation, immunizations, diagnostic laboratory testing, physical exams, and travel clinics. A self-care station is available in the waiting room, and there is no fee for most services. Ext. 7200.
Brian Dietz, Associate Dean of Students/Director of the Hicks Student Center
Jon Collier, Director of Student Activities
Hicks Center, Second Floor East
The Office of Student Involvement works closely with student organizations, Student Commission, the Student Activities Committee, and other students to plan campus programs and events. They partner with a variety of campus entities for leadership development programs, and they supervise the activities of the Hicks Student Center. Ext. 7210.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
Dr. Sarah B. Westfall, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
Louise Tennant-Filkins, Executive Assistant
Hicks Center, Second Floor East
Provides oversight to the Division of Student Development, and attends to overall student welfare and student life issues.