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Kalamazoo College
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Supportive Services

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.

Academic Advising

Advisors assist in program selection and evaluation, exploration of long-range goals, and coordination of educational opportunities.

Lesley Clinard
Director of Advising
269.337.5767

Academic Resource Centers (Learning Commons)

The Learning Commons offers peer assistance in math, writing, science, design, and library research.

Amy Newday
Director of the Writing Center
269.337-7381
 
Candace Bailey Combs

Coordinator of English as a Second Language
269-337-7469

Campus Life and Student Activities

The Office of Student Involvement coordinates social and educational activities, Student Government, student organizations, and leadership programs.

Brian Dietz
Associate Dean of Students
269.337.7210

Center for Professional and Career Development

The Center maintains a database of campus jobs and summer opportunities and offers programs and services to support your student’s preparation for Life After "K."

Joan Hawxhurst
Director, Center for Career and Professional Development
269.337.7183

Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs sponsors study-abroad programs on 6 continents.

Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for International Programs
269.337.7133

Counseling

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
269.337.7191

Dean of Students

General student concerns, welfare and emergencies.

Sarah B. Westfall, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
269.337.7209

Dining Services

The Dining Services will serve your meal needs and answer all your campus dining concerns.

Estelle Bean
Director of Dining Services
269.337.5810

Disability Services and Student Conduct

Meeting the needs of students with disabilities and student conduct.

Karen Joshua-Wathel
Associate Dean of Students
269.337.7209

Financial Aid

Important information intended to help you understand the terms related to financial aid.

Becca Murphy
Director of Financial Aid
269.337.7192

First Year Experience and Orientation

Helping students navigate issues of their first year.

Dana Jansma
Associate Dean of Students, First Year Experience and Student Transition
269.337.7210

Health Care

The Student Health Center provides quality health care at a reasonable cost to "K" students.

Lisa Ailstock
P.A.-C., Student Health Center Director
269.337.7200

Jennifer Combes

Office Coordinator
269.337.7200

Steve Pollens, M.D.
Physician
269.337.7200

International Student Concerns

The International Students and Scholars program handles enrollment, orientation and advising of international students.

Alayna Lewis
International Student Advisor
269.337.7133

Intercultural Student Life

Special focus on students of color, first-generation students, international students, and lgbtgai+ students.

Natalia Carvalho-Pinto
Director of Intercultural Student Life
269.337-7208

Residential Life and Housing

The residential system supports and reflects, in environment, philosophy and program, the educational mission of the College.

Stephen Sanney
Director of Residential Life
269.337.7210

Safety and Security

Members of the Campus Safety department enforce safety policies, patrol the campus 24/7 and respond to emergencies.

Tim Young
Director of Campus Safety
269.337.7321

Spiritual Life

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
269.337.7362

Student Accounts and Billing

Student financial accounts, billing, and financial obligations.

Patrick Farmer
Student Accounts Coordinator
269.337.7226