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STCC names Ghent resident as vice president of Student Affairs


SPRINGFIELD, MA – Springfield Technical Community College has named a higher education administrator from New York as vice president of Student Affairs.

Darcey Kemp. Photo contributed

Darcey Kemp of Ghent began her new post on April 27. She had served as the assistant vice president for Student Development, Leadership, and Completion Initiatives at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, since 2015.

In her leadership role, Ms. Kemp will oversee the division at STCC charged with providing support that extends the classroom experience, including student governance and clubs, athletics, tutoring, advising and student health and wellness.

From admissions to graduation, Students Affairs enhances opportunities for student development, involvement and transformation at a unique institution known for degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), signature health programs and a highly diverse student body.

President John B. Cook called Ms. Kemp an outstanding leader who made an impression on the search committee.

“Throughout the search process, Ms. Kemp demonstrated she has the qualities we were looking for in a vice president of Student Affairs,” Pres. Cook said in a press release. “I look forward to her serving as part of our team at STCC.”

“I am committed to fostering an inclusive and engaged community that puts students first,” Ms. Kemp said, also in the release. “I look forward to getting to know the faculty and staff and building strong relationships with students to help them achieve success.”

Prior to serving at The College of Saint Rose, she spent nearly a decade at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. She served, respectively, as dean of students for the North East Campus, and as director of the Center for Student Engagement & Leadership Development at the Erie Campus.

Ms. Kemp holds a Bachelor of Science, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Canisius College in Buffalo.

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