dr kimberly james

Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Dr. Kimberly James
Tunxis Community College

Kimberly Hall James is the Director of Student Access, Success and Engagement at Tunxis Community College in Farmington Connecticut.  In this position Kim works collaboratively with stakeholders to implement strategies, services and initiatives to advance educational success, especially for under-served students.  Kim has over 30 years of experience in higher education administration and teaching, and over 25 years’ experience in career and workforce development and planning. She is also an adjunct professor in the Connecticut College and University System, and at the University of Hartford.

Kim holds a Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration from the University of Maryland University College, a Master of Education in Counseling/Psychology from Cambridge College, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Southern Connecticut State University.  She is also certified in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and, Non-violent Crisis Intervention.

In 2016 Kim was also appointed by State Senator Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader, to the Legislative Task Force on Outcomes-Based Financing whose charge is to develop a Strategic Outcomes-Based Plan for Financing Higher Education in the state of Connecticut.  She has conducted several national workshops on outcomes-based funding, career exploration and planning, and self-esteem and motivation.

Kim is dedicated to community service and sits on the Board of Directors for Tunxis Community College Foundation, Main Street Community Foundation, National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), Farmington Chamber of Commerce, and the Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion for the National Career Development Association. She is a member of the Connecticut Counselors Association, ACE Women in Higher Education, NAACP, and is the Past President of the Connecticut College and University Counselors Association.  She is also a proud member of CT Council of Philanthropy, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,