SCC has promoted Ken Robell to Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. His appointment took effect on July 1.
Robell came to SCC as a math instructor in 2003. Since 2010, he has held positions of increasing responsibility at SCC. After tenures as an Academic Coordinator, Assistant Dean and Associate Dean, the new Vice President most recently served as Dean of Academic Affairs for four years.
During Robell’s tenure in the academic affairs division, he has overseen business, computer science, education, English, math, social science, glass, and visual and performing arts. He developed an associate degree program in game design and development.
Robell has managed all aspects of SCC’s developmental math, including the course redesign, faculty training and tracking of student success. He has coordinated reviews on multiple academic programs annually, with advisory committees, consultants and faculty reports.
He is the longtime project director for a series of College Readiness Now grants with Penns Grove High School. Supported by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the grants support projects designed to help prepare high school students for college.
Before coming to SCC, Robell was Marketing Manager at Arlon, Inc. and a product manager at W.L. Gore & Associates. He also served for over seven years in the U.S. Navy. He holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore, a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.