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 College’s latest Organization Chart.
Paul Watson II, Ed.D.
KCC President Dr. Paul R. Watson II joined the College as the Vice President of Instruction in January 2019, was appointed Interim President in April 2022 and was appointed the College’s seventh President on Jan. 18, 2023. Dr. Watson has 20 years of teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary levels, plus 10 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.
Watson serves as a Higher Learning Commission Peer Reviewer (Peer Corps), as Vice President of the Council of Accreditation for Two-Year Colleges, on the Executive Board of Voces as well as other community task forces and committees. Watson holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Management from Drexel University, an M.S. in Teaching & Curriculum from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mathematics Education from Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Houghton College. He is a certified Labor Relations Leader and has earned a certificate in Organizational Inclusion & Diversity.
Vice President, Instruction
Tonya P. Forbes was appointed Vice President for Instruction at Kellogg Community College in February 2023. Prior to her appointment as Vice President, Forbes served as Dean of Arts and Sciences at KCC. Forbes has more than 30 years of experience in community college instruction, beginning her career as a chemistry instructor at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. After teaching for 12 years, Forbes moved into administration at Wake Tech, serving as Department Chair of Natural Sciences, Health and Physical Education, then as Dean of Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering and finally as Associate Vice President of Arts and Sciences.
Forbes received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Science Education degree from North Carolina State University. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Community College Leadership at Ferris State University. She has completed certifications in Organizational Inclusion & Diversity and ADKAR Change Management. A Battle Creek resident, Forbes was born in Battle Creek and raised in Elkhart, Indiana, before moving to North Carolina where she raised four children.
Eric J. Greene
Vice President, Communications and Advancement
Eric J. Greene is Vice President for Communications and Advancement 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 Vice President for Strategy, Relations and Communications; 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.
Vice President, Student Affairs
Terah Zaremba serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at KCC. Her career at the College includes positions as dean of Student Services, director of Academic Advising and Student Life and in Admissions. Prior to KCC, Zaremba worked at Grand Valley State University in TRIO Student Support Services, Admissions and as a transfer student coordinator. Zaremba earned her Master of Education in College Student Affairs & Leadership and Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Grand Valley State University. She also completed the 2011 Battle Creek Area Leadership Challenge and the 2019 Michigan Community College Association Leadership Academy.
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