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Kimberly K. Shambrook


Interim President

Kimberly K. Shambrook was named interim president of Kendall College by the board of directors in January 2016, serving as the institution’s chief executive officer, accountable for the operational, regulatory and academic performance of the school. Prior to joining Kendall, first as director of professional education and community outreach, Shambrook was the president, co-founder and executive chef of Bespoke Cuisine, a full-service catering company in Chicago, Ill. She was formerly a member of the adjunct faculty in culinary arts and hospitality management at Robert Morris University. Shambrook has also served as vice president of operations at Closerlook, Inc., where she was the senior executive responsible for managing all internal operations, including: facilities management, human resources, training and development, and information technology.

A native of Illinois, Shambrook holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in education psychology from Eastern Illinois University, located in Charleston, Ill. She also holds a certificate in professional cookery from Kendall College. Shambrook replaces Emily Williams Knight, who after four years of service to Kendall College, has been promoted to a new position with Laureate International Universities.

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