August 30, 2012

Colorado State Grad Kathy MacKay Named Interim Dean of Student Services at FRCC’s Larimer Campus

Dr. Kathy MacKay has been named interim dean of student services at Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus.

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Dr. Kathy MacKay

MacKay has more than 15 years of senior administrative leadership in student services departments at colleges and universities.

She was vice president of student services at Metropolitan State College (now University) of Denver. She also has been dean of students at Elmhurst College in Illinois and at Iowa State University. She has been director of co-curricular programs at the University of Michigan and associate dean of students at Mills College in California. Most recently, MacKay served as interim dean of student services at FRCC’s Boulder County Campus.

A Colorado State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, MacKay has served as vice president of the CSU Alumni Association. She has a Master of Arts in student personnel services in higher education from the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University.

“It’s nice to have someone with Kathy’s extensive experience as our interim dean while we conduct a national search,” said Bruce Walthers, vice president of the Larimer Campus. “Kathy looks forward to renewing acquaintances within the CSU and greater Fort Collins communities.”

MacKay succeeds Kris Binard, who has become FRCC’s associate vice president for enrollment management and student success.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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