Kalamazoo Valley Building Renamed for Marilyn J. Schlack

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Today, at the December 11, 2018 regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Culinary and Allied Health Building, located at 418 E. Walnut, Kalamazoo, the “Marilyn J. Schlack Culinary and Allied Health Building.”

Dr. Schlack retired in June 2018 after providing more than 35 years of outstanding leadership to Kalamazoo Valley Community College and the community. She was the college’s second president and the first female president of a Michigan community college.

“Dr. Schlack’s achievements at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are exemplified by its growth in enrollment and program offerings,” said Jeffrey W. Patton, chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Schlack’s leadership resulted in the expansion of Kalamazoo Valley’s footprint of services including the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Arcadia Commons Campus (Anna Whitten Hall and Center for New Media), Michigan Technical Education Center (Groves Campus), Student Services Center, and the Bronson Healthy Living Campus (Culinary and Allied Health Building and Food Innovation Center).

In July 2018 emeritus status was granted to Dr. Schlack.

This article was posted on 12/11/2018.