WestSouthwest: A Chat With New KVCC President L. Marshall Washington

Aug 20, 2018

L. Marshall Washington began July 1st as the third president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
Credit Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Today's guest on WMUK's WestSouthwest news and public affairs show is Dr. L. Marshall Washington, the new president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College. There’s only been three presidents since the college was founded in 1966. Washington makes the third. He started July 1, replacing Marilyn Schlack, who guided KVCC through tremendous expansion during her 35-year tenure. Washington was previously president of New River Community and Technical College in West Virginia.


Washington is no stranger to the Kalamazoo area. He was once vice president for student services at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek. He then went on to be vice president and CEO of Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area College in Pennsylvania.

The Columbus, Ohio native later headed New River Community and Technical College for five years before coming to KVCC.