Acknowledging that a growing alumni base was requiring more time and effort, the administration of Yavapai College created a new position — Director of Alumni Relations —and selected Kammie Kobyleski to fill that role.
College officials announced the appointment in August.
Kobyleski, a graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., most recently worked for Arizona State University.
At ASU, she served as Director of Special Programs for the Center of Entrepreneurship. She also served as Director of Dean’s Initiatives and Assistant Director and Graduate Career Coach of the Graduate Business Career Center. All these positions were housed in the W.P. Carey School of Business.
Kobyleski has the opportunity to define her own responsibilities since YC never had a person defined specifically as Alumni Relations Director. She will be expected to identify and connect with the thousands of YC alumni who have attended and graduated from the community college in the 50 years since its founding.
In a statement issued through Yavapai College, Kobyleski said, “It is exciting to consider the possibilities of having a really solid network of YC alums to provide resources for but also to utilize their talents and skills as future staff, faculty, mentors and community and employer partners. I don’t look at these as challenges as much as opportunities to build a solid network and support system.”
Yavapai College currently has a full-time equivalent enrollment of about 3,500 students served at six different campuses: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Verde Valley-Clarkdale, Sedona and the Career and Technical Education Center in northeast Prescott.