Office of the President

Dr. Deborah Snyder

Dr. Deborah A. Snyder was appointed president of St. Clair County Community College (SC4) in 2016.

Over the course of her more than 30-year career in higher education, Dr. Snyder has held academic and senior administrative leadership positions at large and small public, private and for-profit institutions including the University of Michigan-Flint, Walsh College of Business in Troy, Michigan, Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Strayer University in Washington, D.C., and Cogswell College in San Jose, California. Additionally, she has consulted with colleges and universities across the country in areas of academic program quality, integrated communication strategies and strategic planning.

Dr. Snyder currently serves on the Michigan Virtual Board of Directors, an organization partnering with more than 500 districts in Michigan to provide online courses and supplemental programs for Michigan students and professional development for educators.

Dr. Snyder has published three books: the first on internet marketing, “e-Marketing Basics,” written in the early years of internet adoption; the second, “The New Traditionals,” about the growing trend of adult learners attending college; and a third, “Old School, New School, No School,” which examines the recalibration of higher education in preparation for the accelerating changes taking place in the world.

Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in organizational communication, a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Snyder also earned an associate degree from SC4.


SC4’s mission is to maximize student success.


SC4’s vision is to create an academic and cultural environment that empowers students to succeed.


  • Growth: The college will meet demand with relevant programs that meet current and future needs.
  • Sustainability: The college will ensure that we remain relevant and are recognized for adding value in our community.
  • Community: The college recognizes that, as an educational institution, it has an obligation to its constituencies and opportunities for significant impact.


  • Commitment to excellence: Our academic programs and support services provide the best opportunity for students to achieve their goals.
  • Innovation: We provide state-of-the-art educational experiences by anticipating the needs of our community.
  • Integrity: Honesty and transparency guide how we treat students, employees and the community.
  • Leadership: We lead economic and cultural development by remaining accountable to our students, community and stakeholders.
  • Diversity: We create a healthy learning environment by embracing the differences in others.

Who we are

  • SC4 students, alumni, faculty and staff are truly remarkable.
  • We are your health care professionals, teachers and professors, engineers, welders, scientists, government officials, police officers, designers, managers, artists and much more.
  • We take pride in our institution and what it offers. 
  • We come from all walks of life, and we positively shape our local and global communities every day.
  • We are change agents, leading by example and effecting positive and lasting change.

Campus themes

  • The environment, on- and off-campus
  • Equality and leadership
  • Exposure and access to higher education

Our commitment: In everything we do, we will aspire to take positive, future-focused steps in these areas.

Kirk Kramer

Kirk A. Kramer

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer


Julie Armstrong

Julie Armstrong

Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academic Services


Mary Kay Brunner

Mary Kay Brunner

Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Administrative Services


Kristin Copenhaver

Kristin Copenhaver

Vice President of Marketing and Communication


Pete Lacey

Pete Lacey

Vice President of Student Services


Bethany Mayea

Bethany Mayea

Vice President of Human Resources


The St. Clair County Community College Board of Trustees serves as the link between the college and the community it serves. Trustees are officials who volunteer their time and expertise to help our college maximize student success.

Sarah Rutallie
Administrative Assistant

Mary Hawtin
Executive Assistant to the President and Board Secretary

Dr. Deborah A. Snyder