Michael Marion, dean of student services and counseling at Cosumnes River College, will become the next executive director and associate vice provost of Drexel University Sacramento, replacing Sandra Kirschenmann, who has announced her retirement, effective Sept. 1.
Marion has been a member of Drexel’s adjunct faculty for the past year, teaching students in the Master of Science in Higher Education program. His career began in student affairs at San Diego State University, his alma mater for undergraduate and master’s studies. He also worked at Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California, where he received his doctorate in education.
Marion will begin his tenure at Drexel Sacramento on July 1.
“(Kirschenmann) has built an outstanding foundation at Drexel Sacramento, and in Mike Marion we have found an energetic, innovative and well-connected leader to continue the momentum,” said Drexel President John Fry.
Drexel officials said Kirschenmann will be moving to Atlanta upon retirement. They noted that Kirschenmann’s numerous accomplishments included formation of a baccalaureate program, the establishment of career services for Drexel Sacramento students and a major expansion of Drexel Sacramento’s board of advisers, which grew from fewer than 10 members to more than 30.
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