Staci Martin promoted to Vice President of Institutional Planning; Chris Gore taking over as registrar
Kilgore College President Dr. Bill Holda is pleased to announce that Staci Martin has been selected for the position of Vice President of Institutional Planning beginning Aug. 1. She will take over for Dr. Mike Turpin who was named Vice President of Instruction June 1. A native of Daingerfield, Martin has worked at KC since 2001, serving as the Registrar and Director of Admissions since 2007.
“I look forward to taking on this new challenge and working together with KC’s administration, faculty and staff as we strive together to provide high quality educational opportunities and services that promote student success,” Martin said.
Under Martin’s leadership as registrar, KC implemented a faculty portal for advising, rosters and grade entry; and implemented an automated Apply Texas application process. Martin also led the registrar’s office during a period of the college’s rapid growth of more than 1,500 students in a three-year period. The dual credit program also grew with the help of Martin’s leadership, growing from less than 400 students to more than 1,000 students in two years. Also, during her span as registrar, she successfully managed the implementation of new state mandates related to the Texas Success Initiative, the six-drop rule, bacterial meningitis vaccination requirements, state reports and dual credit eligibility.
Martin graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, earned a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 1999 and is set to graduate with a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University in December.
Chris Gore, KC’s Director of New Student Relations, will take over for Martin Aug. 1 as the Director of Admissions and Registrar. Gore, a native of Buffalo, has worked at KC since January of 2013. Gore will serve as the registrar, director of admissions and lead the new student relations and international student offices. New student relations and the international student office will move from the Marketing and Enrollment Management department to fall under Chris Gore’s supervision.
“Individually, our registrar’s office and our office of new student relations were highly effective and efficient. Through this move, we will be restructuring and consolidating these offices into one integrated function,” said Dr. Mike Jenkins, Vice President of Student Development. “Such integration is expected to build upon the strengths of these areas to help create increased recruiter presence throughout the service area, improved process efficiency and ultimately better service to our on and off-campus constituencies.”