She has achieved this success as the dean of administration and the campus chief financial officer by monitoring and managing the college’s budgets. As a key member of the strategic planning team since 2015, she helps Middlesex meet all of its short- and long-term financial and physical plant needs to best serve its students.
When the campus needs renovations or improvements, Kim leads and organizes the facilities project management. She also has direct oversight of the college’s contract services, such as the Follett bookstore, food service, vending machines, security, copy machines, and cleaning.
Since her top priority is for Middlesex to excel at all levels, Kim has chaired or served on several committees and team efforts designed to strengthen the success of the entire college community.
Beginning in Spring 2020, Kim carried out the significant responsibility of serving as the college’s COVID coordinator by implementing government protocols and arranging for campus testing and vaccine distribution. She is also a valuable member of the Middletown COVID Task Force.
Some of her other college committee work includes the Executive Council; Meriden Strategic initiatives Task Force; the Academic Strategic Plan; Promotion, Tenure and Sabbatical committees; the Building Enhancement committee; and she is the co-chair of the Board of Regents Finance Shared Services Steering Committee.
Kim leads the college’s marketing team, boosting community awareness of Middlesex academic and recruitment programs through the website, advertising, social media, and public relations.
As the co-chair of the annual Red Moon fundraising event planning team, Kim collaborates with the Middlesex Community College Foundation to raise $50,000-plus each year to help fund multiple scholarships and additional financial support for students. She also serves as a member of the Foundation Scholarship Committee. In 2018, Peach Pit Foundation recognized Kim with a donation in her honor.
In 2021, Kim was elected as the board chairperson of the Middlesex United Way and is a member of the Women’s Initiative, where she has received awards for her service contributions. In addition, she is a board member of Gilead Community Services, a service organization dedicated to helping those living with mental health needs in Middlesex County.
Kim is the campus liaison to the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) and the Castle Craig Adult Learning Center (CCALC), facilitating the college’s relationships with senior adult education in the community. Kim has been a Math Academy coordinator, and was a lecturer for the college’s non-credit Supervision Certificate and Active Leadership for Management Certificate programs. In 2020, Kim received the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Stole of Gratitude.
Kim joined Middlesex in 1998 as a financial clerk and quickly advanced into positions with increasing responsibilities—fiscal administrative assistant, fiscal administrative officer, and director of finance and administrative services. In these roles, she prepared the college’s payroll and was responsible for reports and audits of payroll accounts, providing direct oversight to the accounting, A/R, A/P, payroll, and purchasing process.
Prior to Middlesex, Kim worked as a service operations supervisor at the Navy Exchange in New London, where she managed and directed several departments serving nearly 25,000 active duty or retired military members and their families. She also was a security supervisor and the lead detective of the retail surveillance team of detectives, debt collection agents, and internal auditors.
Kim earned a Master of Science in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, NJ.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She has been a member of the Connecticut Valley Golf League since 2014.