Calhoun Announces New Academic Dean


Calhoun Community College President Dr. Marilyn Beck today announced that Dr. Kemba Chambers has joined the college’s administrative staff as the new Dean for the Math, Natural Sciences, and Pre-Engineering Division.

Chambers most recently served as Associate Dean of Instruction at Drake State Community and Technical College, where she was responsible for assisting the Dean of Instructional and Student Services in the management of the academic support and instructional programs.  She has extensive experience in education at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, serving as a mathematics instructor and interim chair of the Mathematics and Science Department at Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Phenix City, AL); mathematics instructor at Griffin Technical College (Griffin, GA); and as a secondary mathematics teacher in the Phenix City Public School System.

She received her associate’s degree from Chattahoochee Valley and a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education from Columbus State University (GA).  Chambers earned her Master of Science degree, Educational Specialist, and Class A certification from Troy University and holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Auburn University.

Chambers has been honored as a Master Teacher and a member of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for Chattahoochee Valley Community College.  She has been involved in a number of professional and community organizations which include the Alabama Community College Association (ACCA) and the Alabama Leadership Initiative and worked as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.  She is a member of the ACCA Instructional Officers Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Class 24.
“After an extensive national search, I am very pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chambers to the Calhoun family,” Beck said.  “Dr. Chambers brings such a tremendous wealth of experience and knowledge of the community college system.  This experience, coupled with her impressive academic background and her true love for students, made her the ideal choice for this position,” commented Beck.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Chambers, as well as all of the newest members of the Calhoun team, as we continue in our efforts to meet the educational and training demands of this very diverse and highly progressive region,” Beck added.


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