Diane Chaddock, Ed.D.

Diane ChaddockExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (ret)
Southwestern Michigan College

Dr. Chaddock recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwestern Michigan College. As Chief Operating Officer, she was directly responsible for all of the internal operations of the College and provides leadership and coordination for all cross divisional activities. In this role she also serves as the chief academic officer. Under her leadership, Southwestern Michigan College implemented a culture of continuous quality improvement anchored in the College goals of quality, student success, and service to the community. The success of this culture change is evidenced by the current ranking of the College in the top 10% of the nation in student course success and the top 1% of the nation in student transfer success.

Dr. Chaddock has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Western Michigan University, a Master of Arts in Science Education from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the State of New York. She has published numerous articles on outcomes assessment and is also a frequent presenter on issues in higher education. Her book, “Wildflowers of the Dunes” was written out of a personal interest in plant life and the environment.





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