Kathleen Martin
  • Doctor of Physical Education with a Specialization in Sport Psychology, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1999
  • Master of Science in Physical Education with a Concentration in Athletics Administration, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Concentration in Sport Management, Keene State College, Keene, N.H., 1994

As Chief of Staff, Martin is a key point of contact in the President’s Office, providing direct assistance and serving as a strategic advisor to the President of the College. She previously served Springfield College as interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement and, prior to that, executive director of the Capital Campaign and Campus Strategy. 

Throughout her career, Martin has gained a reputation as an “institutional knitter,” skilled in bringing together information and data from a variety of sources into a compelling institutional story and message. She has evaluated and implemented policy changes, championed data-based decision making, and institutionalized processes to promote organizational excellence. 

Before returning to Springfield College, Martin previously served Bay Path University as vice provost and chief educational compliance officer where she provided leadership to assessment, accreditation, institutional research, policy development, and academic affairs operations, including the Registrar’s Office. She also served as the Bay Path Title IX coordinator. Prior to joining Bay Path University, Martin was a principal in the executive search firm of Greenwood/Asher and Associates, where she assisted colleges and universities in searches for senior level administrators. She previously worked at Susquehanna University and Bucknell University as executive assistant to the President. Martin began her career as a full-time faculty member at Springfield College and later at Westfield State University.

Martin’s professional development activities include participation in the 2017 Advanced Leadership Development in Higher Education Program, the 2008-09 Thrivent Fellows Program, and the 2009 National Women's Leadership Forum.