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
  • Joined Springfield College in July 2018
  • Previously:
    Springfield College (2018 - present)
    Chief of Staff, Office of the President, July 2020-present
    Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, March 2019-July 2021
    Executive Director of the Capital Campaign and Campus Strategy, July 2018-March 2019
    Bay Path University (2013 - 2018)
    Vice Provost, Chief Educational Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator, July 2016-July 2018
    Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, July 2014-July 2016
    Director of Institutional Research and Special Projects, August 2013-July 2014
    Greenwood/Asher and Associates (2011-2013)
    Principal, January 2012 – August 2013
    Executive Search Consultant, August 2011 – January 2012
    Susquehanna University (2006-2011)
    Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees, September 2007 – July 2011
    Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, February 2007 – July 2008
    Interim Executive Assistant to the President, January 2007 – September 2007
    Interim Director of Institutional Research and Special Projects, October 2006 – February 2007
    Bucknell (2001-2006)
    Assistant to the Provost for Special Projects, July 2006 – October 2006
    Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees, July 2004 – July 2006
    Associate Director of Institutional Research, August 2001 – July 2004

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.