Chris Breitmeyer has been selected to be the next vice president for academic and student affairs at St. Charles Community College, college officials announced. Breitmeyer’s appointment was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees at their May 21 meeting.
Breitmeyer, who has served as interim vice president of academic and student affairs since Feb. 26, replaces Michael Banks, who accepted the presidency at the Blue River campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo.
“Chris brings a great deal of intelligence, creativity and talent to the position,” said Ron Chesbrough, SCC president. “I look forward to working with him for many years to come as the college enters its next 25 years of service to the community.”
His area of responsibility includes all credit and non-credit academic divisions, as well as workforce development, student development, enrollment services, athletics and student support services like the library and tutoring center.
Breitmeyer has served as dean of math, science and health at SCC since June 2008. Prior to his time at SCC, he was Science Department chair and a full-time faculty member at Yavapai Community College in Clarkdale, Ariz. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a certificate in teaching from Illinois State University. Following two years as a biology teacher, he attended graduate school at Arizona State University where he received a Master’s of Science degree in zoology with an ecological genetics emphasis.
Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.