Kristine Anderson serves as the Chief Human Resource Officer at Muskegon Community College. She and her team are responsible for all aspects of human resources that promote a culture of teamwork and support that allow the other faculty/staff to focus their efforts on student success.
Kristine values her role as a collaborative partner and servant leader across the organization as a member of the executive and senior leadership teams planning, implementing, and supporting strategic direction and initiatives.
Since joining MCC, Kristine and her team have successfully adopted a number of new practices and technologies to create efficiencies for employees both in process and access. Some of these technologies included benefits enrollment, training, performance evaluations, onboarding, pay, and hiring processes. Other campus wide initiatives have included health and safety, contracts, policies, community outreach, strategic implementation, and improved communication.
She is passionate about fostering teamwork across campus, living our values, emphasizing the importance of weaving equity and inclusion through everything we do and continuing to promote opportunities at MCC for our students and employees.
With nearly 25 years in Human Resources, Kristine started her career at Quality Stores corporate office where her focus was on leadership training, later managing employee relations across 200+ locations throughout the nation with an emphasis on harassment and discrimination prevention. She moved to Spartan Stores Retail Division and was soon leading the HR team in the corporate division with a focus on building new HR processes and improving the diversity in leadership roles. She made the leap to higher education at Davenport University where she led a team as the Director of Recruitment & Employee Relations and was a part of a number of successful projects including cultural growth, restructuring and DEI initiatives which lead to awards such as the Great College to Work for and Excellence in Diversity from Inside Higher Education for 3 consecutive years during her tenure.
Kristine earned a B.S. degree from Western Michigan University, and has held a number of HR and Title IX certifications. Most recently she was honored to be selected for and completed the Michigan Community College Association Leadership Academy.