Kemba Chambers named Trenholm State president

Chambers is the first female to serve in this capacity at the community college.

Dr. Kemba Chambers named president of Trenholm State Community College.

Dr. Kemba Chambers has been named president of H. Councill Trenholm State Community College. She is the first female to serve in this capacity at the college. Her tenure begins Dec. 15.

Located in Montgomery, Trenholm State had approximately 1,500 students enrolled in fall 2020, according to data from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Founded in 1966, the community college offers a wide range of certificate and workforce training options, in addition to associate degrees. It operates two campuses, the Patterson Site and the Trenholm campus.

Chambers has 25 years of higher education experience and has been serving as interim president at Trenholm since July. She previously served as interim associate vice chancellor of teaching and learning and chief instructional officer at the Alabama Community College System, and as executive vice president and vice president of instructional services at Trenholm.

She also has experience serving as interim president at Coastal Alabama Community College and at J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College. She also has held executive roles at Calhoun Community College and Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

“The future of Trenholm State is bright with Dr. Chambers at the helm. Her familiarity with the college combined with her vision and commitment to creating opportunity for students and the greater community, makes her the ideal leader for Trenholm State,” said Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy Baker.

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Chambers earned an associate of arts degree from Chattahoochee Valley Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University, a master’s from Troy University, an educational specialist in educational leadership from Troy University and her doctorate in higher education administration from Auburn University.

“I look forward to working alongside not only our outstanding faculty, staff and students at Trenholm but with community leaders across the River Region to continue to provide opportunities for a better future through education and workforce training,” Chambers said.

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