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Columbia College-Rolla Director Kim Bonine

Dr. Jeffrey Musgrove, vice president for adult higher education at Columbia College, recently announced the appointment of Kim Bonine ’03 to the position of campus director at Columbia College-Rolla.

“Kim brings tremendous energy and experience to the Rolla campus,” Musgrove said. “She knows what it takes to run a successful campus and we are looking forward to her implementing strategies that capitalize on the tremendous faculty, staff and facilities we have in Rolla.”

Bonine has been part of the Columbia College staff for more than 23 years in several different roles including as campus director of the Columbia College-Jefferson City campus from 2004 to 2010. Most recently, she served as Assistant Dean for Adult Higher Education from 2010-2014 before taking the leadership role at the Rolla campus. A native of Jefferson City, Missouri, Bonine also has worked as an adjunct faculty member for the college, teaching business classes since 2003.

Bonine is a 2003 graduate of Columbia College, earning a master’s in business administration. She and her husband Darrell, who is an alumnus of Columbia College, have two children and two grandchildren.

Established in 1992, Columbia College-Rolla was originally an extension of Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood. In 1996, due to enrollment growth, Columbia College-Rolla was established as a separate campus. In September 2011, Columbia College-Rolla received a substantial gift from Springfield, Mo.-based philanthropist, Jim D. Morris. Morris made a donation of property with a building he owned in Rolla West, which houses the new Columbia College-Rolla campus.

Columbia College-Rolla offers eight associate degrees, 11 bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree program on campus as well as 23 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online.