On Tuesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Dr. Kemba Chambers as acting president of Trenholm State Community College. Chambers will replace Anita Archie who has served as interim president since Jan. 2, 2020.
Chambers has more than 21 years of higher education experience and currently serves as the interim associate vice chancellor of teaching and learning and chief instructional officer at the Alabama Community College System in addition to her role as executive vice president and vice president of instructional services at Trenholm State. Chambers has served in various leadership roles at 4 of Alabama’s community colleges in addition to Trenholm State including serving as interim president at Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette and J. F. Drake State Community College in Huntsville. She has also served at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, and Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City.
“Dr. Chambers is a proven leader who has served Trenholm State well as Executive Vice President over the past 4 years,” Baker said. “Her proven leadership across multiple higher education institutions and her familiarity with the faculty, staff, students, and administration at Trenholm State makes her a perfect choice to lead the college at this time.”
Chambers earned an associate of arts from Chattahoochee Valley Community College and a bachelor of science in secondary mathematics education from Columbus State University. She earned a master of science in secondary mathematics education from Troy University, an educational specialist in educational leadership from Troy University, and a doctorate of education in higher education administration from Auburn University.
“Trenholm State is a special place that has helped countless students chart their paths to success in the River Region,” Chambers said. “It is an honor to serve the college and the community in this capacity and I’m eager to hit the ground running.”
Chambers’ tenure as acting president at Trenholm State Community College will begin on Tuesday, May 11.