Dr. Kyle Barron has been named vice president for Student Services at Jackson State Community College. He comes to JSCC from Volunteer State Community College where he served as the Assistant Vice President in Student Services.
Barron is a first-generation college student and community college graduate. He said that perspective helps when considering what community college students need to succeed.
“Retention of students, in many different areas, will be a big focus for me,” Barron said. “That can come in the area of career. It helps when students know about job possibilities and how they can get there. I want to look at tailoring events to better engage students, so they stay with college and walk across that stage someday to get their diploma.”
Barron has an associate of arts degree from Richland College, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education: Higher Education degree, also from the University of North Texas, and an EdD degree from the University of Kentucky.
Barron and his family will begin transitioning to Jackson with his first day on campus being March 1.