Dr. Kendrick Mickens

Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Dr. Kendrick Mickens, '90

After completing his bachelor’s degree in business management, Kendrick received his MS Ed from Southern Illinois University in 1994 and Ed.D in educational leadership at Wilmington University in 2007.  His dedication to education is evident throughout his work and life.

Kendrick has focused on empowering students to achieve in all facets of their educational lives.  Whether working directly with students or teaching colleagues how to help students be their best, he combines academic research with practical knowledge he has gleaned throughout his career.

He is currently working as the director of first year experiences at Delaware County Community College.  His responsibilities include bringing students into the college experience and guiding them on how to thrive.  Prior to working at DCCC, Dr. Mickens worked at WCU as a business school program director and as the associate director of Multicultural Affairs. He also worked in student affairs at SUNY before coming home to West Chester.

He has spoken and written extensively on a variety of issues, such as diversity, multiculturalism, the African-American and Latino male student achievement and the black Greek system.

As a student at WCU, he was president of the Black Greek Council and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  In January, he received the MLK Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award.

He continues extensive volunteerism including serving as a board member for the Melton Community Center and the YMCA of Lansdowne and as a volunteer coordinator for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

He married his college sweetheart, Dr. Sherrell Mickens (’93), a past recipient of the Legacy of Leadership honor.  Along with their two children, Kenae and Kendrick, Jr., they have adopted and raised their nieces, Amanda Christopher and Amelia Washington (a current WCU scholarship recipient) and their nephew Adam Washington