Various administrators conduct programs and provide services to enhance the personal as well as academic lives of your students. We are also available to help students with emergencies or small problems. We are trying to help students make decisions which enable them to have the most effective, enjoyable and interesting college experience possible.
Advisors assist in program selection and evaluation, exploration of long-range goals, and coordination of educational opportunities.
Director of Advising
Academic Resource Centers (Learning Commons)
The Learning Commons offers peer assistance in math, writing, science, design, and library research.
Director of the Writing Center
Candace Bailey Combs
Coordinator of English as a Second Language
Campus Life and Student Activities
The Office of Student Involvement coordinates social and educational activities, Student Government, student organizations, and leadership programs.
Associate Dean of Students
Center for Professional and Career Development
The Center for International Programs sponsors study-abroad programs on 6 continents.
Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for International Programs
The counseling staff provides opportunities for students to share concerns, sort out thoughts and feelings, and make choices, with the assistance of a psychologist.
Kenlana Ferguson, Ph.D
Director of Counseling
Dean of Students
General student concerns, student conduct, welfare and emergencies.
Sarah B. Westfall, Ph.D
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
The Dining Services will serve your meal needs and answer all your campus dining concerns.
Director of Dining Services
Meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Helping you understand the terms related to financial aid.
Director of Financial Aid
First Year Experience and Orientation
Helping students navigate issues of their first year.
Senior Associate Dean of Students, First Year Experience and Student Transition
The Student Health Center provides quality health care at a reasonable cost to “K” students.
P.A.-C., Student Health Center Director
Steve Pollens, M.D.
International Student Concerns
The International Students and Scholars program handles enrollment, orientation and advising of international students.
International Student Advisor
Intercultural Student Life
Special focus on students of color, first-generation students, international students, and lgbtgai+ students.
Director of Intercultural Student Life
Residential Life and Housing
The residential system supports and reflects, in environment, philosophy and program, the educational mission of the College.
Assistant Dean of Students, Residential Life & Student Conduct
Safety and Security
Members of the Campus Safety department enforce safety policies, patrol the campus 24/7 and respond to emergencies.
Director of Campus Safety
The Chapel office at Kalamazoo College seeks to help students as they engage in spiritual growth.
Elizabeth Hakken Candido, Ph.D., M.Div
Chaplain and Director of Religious Life
Student Accounts and Billing
Student financial accounts, billing, and financial obligations.
Student Accounts Coordinator