Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Engagement Announced


Metropolitan Community College has named Kathrine Swanson, Ed.D., the new vice chancellor for student success and engagement.

Swanson comes to MCC from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania where she has served for the last 10 years as a member of the senior leadership team, most recently as the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. In this role, she is responsible for many areas of the college, including institutional research, admissions, registration, financial aid, child care, student leadership and involvement, advising, counseling, career services, dual enrollment initiatives, testing and placement, transfer services, veterans services and many grant-funded specialty programs.

Swanson holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northern Michigan University, a master’s in adult and higher education from Montana State University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of North Texas. Prior to her position at Montgomery County Community College, Swanson was associate dean of students at Collin County Community College in McKinney, Texas. She also held the positions of executive director for community relations, acting provost and director of recruitment and retention during her time at Collin County Community College.

“I am excited to be joining the team at MCC. I have dedicated my career to higher education, 21 years of which are in the community college sector. I look forward to leading the student development areas and meeting the needs of students and the Greater Kansas City community MCC serves,” said Swanson.

She begins her new role at MCC on August 3, 2015.