Kevin Drumm, PhD began as SUNY Broome Community College’s 7th president in February 2010 serving 10,000 credit students annually. Under his leadership the college has added 6 new degree programs including the AA1 advanced 1-yr A.A. SUNY Broome has undertaken $70 million in capital construction and renovations under Drumm’s leadership, including the College’s first residence hall.
Labor relations are more positive than at any time in the past 25 years in spite of shrinking budgets and lean contracts. SUNY Broome is the only community college among New York’s 37 whose enrollment grew (5%) in 2014-15 and also had its largest graduating classes in its history in both 2013 and 14. Broome received the largest private gift in SUNY Community College history at $11.3 million under Drumm’s leadership.
Prior to arriving at SUNY Broome, Dr. Drumm was president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District 2004-10, creating Wyoming’s 1st multi-college district and raising over $100 million in public and private support for campus expansions and endowments. Prior to NWCCD, Drumm was VP for Enrollment, Student & Public Affairs at Springfield Technical Community College in his home state of Massachusetts.
He has held a variety of administrative posts at other community colleges, universities, and private colleges ranging from Student Life Director and Assistant Academic Dean to VP of Student Affairs. Drumm is a founder and former chairman of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a twice elected member of AACC’s Presidents Academy Executive Committee, a former AACC commission and Rural Roundtable member, member of the AACC 21st Century Community College Implementation Team, and former Chair of ACCT’s Presidents Advisory Council.
He has authored over 30 articles, monographs and book chapters on higher ed topics and has presented over 20 sessions nationally at AACC, ACCT, NASPA, ACPA and NACCE. He received his A.A. from Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass; B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Boston University; and his Ph.D. in Organizational Studies and Higher Education from New York University.