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KPC Kachemak Bay Campus interim director announced

By: Advancement

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Dr. Paula Martin has been appointed as the interim director for Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Kachemak Bay Campus (KBC). She will serve in this role Dec. 3, 2018-June 10, 2019, when Dr. Reid Brewer will begin his duties in the permanent position.

Martin served as the KPC assistant director for academic affairs and associate professor from 2008-2015. In this role, she oversaw all KPC academic affairs and made monthly visits to KBC.

In 2015, Paula became the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Sitka Campus director serving in this role until 2017 when she was asked by the UAS Provost to be the Interim Dean of the UAS School of Arts and Sciences and Interim Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs. She served in these roles until July 2018.

Martin has had a home in Homer for more than ten years and is respected by KBC faculty and staff, and is known in the Homer community. She said, “I’m happy to help out on the transition for the Homer campus during this leadership change. Knowing the campus, the community, Carol, and Reid, I can create a stable bridge for the students, faculty and staff.” She received her B.S. in Entomology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, and has taught for the Semester by the Bay program.

“Paula worked for me for seven years and was an outstanding assistant director, and went on to even more responsible positions in the university and is highly respected across the University of Alaska System. She is the ultimate professional,” said Gary J. Turner, KPC director/CEO.