Kathryn Kay Coquemont
2021-2023 Region V Regional Director-Elect
Associate Vice President for Student Success, Salt Lake Community College
2021-2023 Region V Director-Elect
Dr. Kathryn Kay Coquemont serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Success at Salt Lake Community College, an 11-campus institution that serves approximately 60,000 students. In that capacity, she provides leadership in the Division of Student Affairs, managing a portfolio that includes Academic Advising, Student Life & Leadership, Career Services, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Orientation & Student Success, the Thayne Center for Service and Learning, and TRIO & PACE Programs for first-gen and low-income students. She chairs strategic initiatives such as the implementation of Pathways and efforts to close the completion gap for historically underrepresented students.
Prior to joining SLCC, Dr. Coquemont served as the Director of New Student & Family Programs, the Director of Orientation & Leadership Development, and as an Instructor in Leadership Studies at the University of Utah. She has also held various positions at Georgetown University, the Washington Internship Institute, the University of Georgia, and at the consulting firm Accenture, where she specialized in change management for financial services clients like Bank of America. She has received several honors and is the recipient of numerous awards at both the national and local level.
Dr. Coquemont earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and her master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration, both at the University of Georgia. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah, where her research focused on factors impacting the student success of Southeast Asian American students from refugee families. Her publications have focused on critical race theory and Asian Crit; social justice-based leadership development; anti-oppressive orientation, transition, and retention work; and interconnectivity across identity experiences.