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STCC Names Collins Dean of Academic Advising and Student Success

SPRINGFIELD — Kamari Collins was recently appointed to the position of dean of academic advising and student success at Springfield Technical Community College by the STCC board of trustees after serving as the college’s director of academic advising since 2011.

Collins began his employment with the college in 2007 as an academic counselor. Prior to his employment with STCC, he served as the director of youth and education programs at the Urban League of Springfield for several years.

“I’m excited to take on this new role as the dean of academic advising and student success and look forward to continuing to serve our students and the campus community. It’s truly an honor and a privilege to face this new challenge in my career,” said Collins. “I take pride in working with my colleagues to implement college initiatives, programs, and activities that support student success. College can often be difficult to navigate, and it is our goal in the academic advising department to help put students on the right educational path.”

Collins earned both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree with a concentration in organizational management and leadership from Springfield College. He was named one of BusinessWest magazine’s 40 Under Forty in 2009 and currently serves as a board member of the Children’s Study Home and Urban League of Springfield Inc. and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts education committee.

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