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New Vice-President of Student Affairs

Dr. Belinda A. Dalton-Russell is the new vice president of student affairs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. A native of southern Illinois and western Kentucky, Dr. Dalton-Russells career as an educator, administrator, counselor, instructor, and student affairs practitioner spans nearly 28 years.

Student affairs at WKCTC provides the support students need to reach their academic and career goals including academic advising, recruiting, career services and student life.

Dr. Dalton-Russell most recently served seven years as associate vice president of student services at Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL. She also served simultaneously for four years as chief student affairs officer at Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville, IL.

Dr. Dalton-Russell has also been employed at Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL, Harris Stowe State College, St. Louis, MO, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ, and the University of Memphis.

Dr. Dalton-Russell earned her doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Sarasota, masters degree in counseling/higher education administration from Murray State University, a bachelors degree in sociology/psychology from the Florida International University, and at the age of 17 earned an associate degree in counseling services from Shawnee Community College. Dr. Dalton-Russell has also completed post-doctoral work at Columbia University in New York.

Awards include the 2008 Danville Outstanding Womens Award; 2007 Central Illinois Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award; 2006-07 International leadership Chair Academy Student Services Team Award; 2005 Vermilion Advantage Leadership Award; 2004 Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka; and the Women to Women Making a Difference Award.

Dr. Dalton-Russell is married to Martin Russell of Decatur, IL. Her father, Dorris Edward Dalton, Sr., is a lifelong resident of Wickliffe, KY. Her mother, Shirley Virginia Dalton, is a resident of Future City, IL. Dr. Dalton-Russell is the author of Voices in the Wind and Eddie, Stronger Than Ill Ever Be.