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SCC announces appointments to key administrative positions

SCC announces appointments to key administrative positions

The Salem Community College Board of Trustees has made three major administrative appointments, effective July 1.

Kevin Catalfamo was appointed Vice President/Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services.  After joining SCC in 2011, Catalfamo has held positions of increasing responsibility.  Most recently, he was Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs from December until June, while also serving as Dean of Enrollment Management.  As Vice President, he will serve as the College’s second in command under President Michael Gorman.  Before coming to SCC, Catalfamo was campus director/business office manager at Strayer University and was president/owner of The Fernwood Group, LLC.  

Catalfamo holds a master’s degree in education from Strayer University and a bachelor’s degree from Stockton University.  He earned an extension studies master’s certificate in marketing management from Harvard University.  

John Steiner was named Dean of Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer).  Since joining the College in 2003, Steiner has progressed through the ranks from assistant professor to his current position of Associate Dean of Sciences, Energy and Joint Programs.  Before SCC, Steiner was an instructor at South Dakota State University.  

Steiner holds a master’s degree in biological sciences and bachelor’s degrees in biology and zoology, with a minor in chemistry, all from South Dakota State University.

The Board also approved the appointment of Ken Robell as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  Robell came to SCC as a math instructor in 2003.  He joined the administration in 2010 as Academic Coordinator and, since 2012, has served as Assistant Dean.  Before coming to SCC, Robell was marketing manager at Arlon, Inc. and a product manager at W.L. Gore & Associates.  

Robell holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore, a master’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.