Dr. Herbert Kitchen joined Merritt College as Interim Director of Student Activities and Campus Life on July 25, 2016. Dr. Kitchen is a veteran at the Peralta Community College District, having served over 20 years at the District Office in the Marketing, Communications and Media department as the Coordinator of Marketing.

At Merritt, Dr. Kitchen is responsible for providing and coordinating opportunities for student leadership and development. He’ll work in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop student leadership programs. Dr. Kitchen will serve as an advisor to the college student government and clubs and will engage and encourage the development of student groups with extracurricular and co-curricular engagement, including student activities, special campus student-led conferences, and cultural enriching events.

Dr. Kitchen brings many years of community service and experience to Merritt. Most recently, he serves on the Board of Directors for Lincoln University (MO) National Alumni Association, and currently serves as the president of the local Bay Area Alumni Chapter.

Dr. Kitchen holds a Doctorate in Education from Argosy University in Educational Leadership, a Master of Science degree in Marketing from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.