Kelvin Clark

Senior Director of Academic Support and Retention

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Contact Information

Address
Academic Support
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6505
 

Education

  • A.M. Liberal Studies (Duke University)
  • B.A. History (North Carolina Wesleyan College)

Academic Support Location

Ford Hall 1st floor, 107B (Enter the Writing Center, turn right, go to end of hall)

Biography

Kelvin joined the Student Success Hub in August of 2018. Although he began his career in student affairs as a Residence Director, he found himself drawn more to roles in academic affairs. Over the last decade, he’s been a Retention Specialist, an Academic Advisor, and a Student Success Coordinator. In addition to his administrative appointments, he has also taught courses in history, leadership, and student development theory.

As Senior Director, Kelvin’s office is responsible for two programs, peer tutoring and academic coaching. Every semester, he works closely with faculty members to identify students to serve as Peer Tutors. Peer Tutoring at Willamette is a free service that takes two forms, individual and group. The second program is Peer Academic Coaching. This service, like tutoring is free of charge, is designed to help student develop and hone their study skills (like time management and organization) along with learning strategies (like metacognition or elaboration). Alongside the Director of the First-Year Experience, Kelvin teaches the Colloquium Leadership course and supervises the Colloquium Associates.

When not at Willamette, Kelvin is a graduate student at the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s doctoral program in Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs. In 2021, he will begin his first year, of a three-year term, as a member of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium’s (HEDS) Nominating Committee. Kelvin’s non-work-school activities include: music (he plays the guitar and piano), hiking, and binge-watching series on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Peacock. A quote he loves to share with students comes from Maya Angelou: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Willamette University

Academic Support

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6505

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