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Dr. Kimberly M. Hurns

Vice Chancellor of Student Services

Dr. Kimberly M. Hurns is a higher-education professional with over 20 years working in community colleges as faculty, dean and executive. As a first-generation college student, Hurns is extremely passionate about college access and measurable student success.


She has been instrumental in leading work that increases graduation rates for students by re-engineering operations and reducing barriers that have included the implementation of technology, realigning advising, reimagining liberal arts, supporting STEM and developing a vibrant Teaching and Learning Center. As a business faculty at heart who knows the economic power of entrepreneurship, Hurns led the development of the extremely successful Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College. She currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Student Services at Oakland Community College.


As an advocate for women, Hurns has served as state chair of Michigan-ACE Women’s network; an affiliate of the American Council of Education. Hurns was recognized as a Notable Woman in Educational Leadership by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2019 and a 2022 Michigan Chronicle Woman of Excellence. She is an Aspen Institute Rising President Fellow.

Hurns is a visionary, authentic and progressive leader who believes strong teams drive success. The most important team that she leads with her husband Norman Clayton Hurns Sr. is Team Hurns. They have three children, Rhyan who is a sophomore at North Carolina Central, Kyla who is a senior at The Ohio State University and Norman Jr. who is a freshman at North Carolina A & T State University. Dr. Hurns is a life-member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Kimberly M. Hurns
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