Welcome from the President

Portrait of President Marilyn J. Schlack

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is focused on your future. We are bound neither to traditional forms of education nor to traditional methods of communication. Our mission centers around meeting the needs of our community, our nation, and those who come to us in search of a better life for themselves and their families. We believe learning is a life-long process, that all education is education for employment, and that we can make a difference.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a two-year, comprehensive, public institution. This means that we offer a broad array of programs and courses designed for immediate employment as well as transfer to four-year institutions. Our "go-to-work" programs will give you skills necessary for immediate employment in today's highly technological and skill-based work force. Our transfer programs will give you solid grounding for success in a four-year college or university. Graduates in programs designed for immediate employment are highly successful, both in terms of job placement and in terms of entry salaries. Those who seek a bachelor's degree have found that the first two years at KVCC prepare them well for upper-division work and success.

We invite you to explore the many facets of Kalamazoo Valley. We further invite you to visit our campus and to call us. Learning is rudimentary in today's economy and today's world. We call ourselves "a community of learning". This is more than a slogan. If you desire to join a group of people committed to learning, committed to your future, join the learning community that is Kalamazoo Valley Community College.


Marilyn J. Schlack