Kankakee, IL – Kankakee Community College Announces New Vice President for Academic Affairs


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Kankakee, IL – Kankakee Community College (KCC) in Illinois has appointed Dr. Quincy Rose-Sewell as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective May 20. Bringing over two decades of experience in higher education administration, Dr. Rose-Sewell will oversee KCC’s credit, non-credit instruction, and workforce development programs.

According to KCC’s president, Dr. Michael Boyd, Dr. Rose-Sewell’s wealth of experience will be instrumental in maintaining the college’s momentum and achieving its strategic goals. He expressed confidence in her ability to introduce new ideas and initiatives to advance KCC’s academic enterprise. Rose-Sewell, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, has an extensive background in academic leadership. Her most recent role was as Vice President of Academic Support and Instruction at Pueblo Community College in Colorado.

Dr. Rose-Sewell, who holds degrees from Delaware State University and a doctorate from Wilmington University, expressed enthusiasm for her new role at KCC, emphasizing her commitment to fostering student access, success, and growth.

“I am looking forward to serving and leading our academic team to support the vision of the president in KCC’s crucial role in providing affordable education and creating pathways to family-sustaining careers,” Rose-Sewell said. “By developing, engaging and nurturing relationships within our community and with our workforce partners, as a team we have an opportunity to collaborate to support innovation and reimagine education with student access, success, professional and personal growth at the forefront for all who seek a quality education. This is indeed an exciting time to serve on the KCC team where our current and new initiatives will certainly catapult us to the next level!”

Dr. Rose-Sewell succeeds Sheri Cagle, the current Vice President, who will retire on June 30 after a distinguished career at KCC since 2007.


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