The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Kevin Michael McKenzie of Chesapeake, VA as one of the 2017 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.
Honorees were selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
With degrees in management, industrial management and career and technology education, McKenzie is vice president and chief information security officer of Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Formerly Clemson’s chief information security officer, McKenzie serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals. He was previously a state constable reserve police officer; was named the Volunteer of the Year for Clemson University’s Police Department; and he serves as a deacon in his church. McKenzie taught courses at Clemson in information systems and has collaborated on numerous federal research grant proposals with Clemson faculty. He currently serves on Tidewater Community College Technology Advisory Board.
The primary mission of Clemson YAC is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Young Alumni. Clemson YAC exists to connect Young Alumni with the University, assist Young Alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus, facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent Young Alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives.