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Welcome to the KCKCC President’s Blog

Welcome to my Blog!  Each day at Kansas City Kansas Community College is full of exciting events and conversations with people on and off campus. To help capture some of this excitement, our incredible IT and website team has created this blog so I can post updates to help keep our incredible #BlueDevils faculty and…

We Are in the Business of Changing Lives!!

Welcome Back Blue Devils, Hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving holiday, and is well-rested to return to do the important work we do on a daily basis! Being the season of giving thanks, of course, most importantly I am thankful for the health and well-being of my family, friends and colleagues. I am also…

Quick College Update

Dear Blue Devils, As the fall semester quickly races by, I am hearing how fast it is moving for everyone across the College, as it is seeming to just disappear from here. That being the case, I am always encouraged and enthusiastic to hear about the many incredible activities you are doing to help promote…

An Original Blue Devil:

On a few occasions throughout one’s life, an opportunity allows you to meet an individual who has lived a remarkable life and someone who you will remember in your mind and heart forever. Last Friday, I had the pleasure to meet and visit with one of these people, Esther Foreman. Esther graduated from Kansas City…

KCKCC and Higher Ed. Happenings

Greetings Blue Devils! September has been a busy month for KCKCC and higher education at the state and national levels. Below provides an overview of some of the happenings. KCKCC Trustee and Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash honored at annual United Way event! On Thursday, September 19, KCKCC Trustee Don Ash received the United Way…

Future Offers Great Opportunities and Challenges

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” ~ Mary Pickford As July begins to slip away and August waits just around the corner, it is a reminder that we are getting closer to the beginning of the fall semester! Soon, the full body of KCKCC’s energetic and passionate faculty will…

KCKCC Summer 2019!

Hope all Blue Devils had a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend! If there is one quote that best represents a Kansas City summer, this one would definitely be in the running: “If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” Katie Lee A little Fireworks Trivia: Americans spent $360…

KCKCC Selects New Suggestion Box Ideas for Implementation!

Greetings Blue Devils! Last week, the KCKCC President’s Extended Cabinet (PEC) met to review another great set of approximately 60 Suggestion Box submissions. Everyone on PEC was very enthusiastic about the number of terrific ideas submitted. Overall, 9 suggestions were selected to implement, approximately a dozen were chosen to further explore, and a handful of…

It’s Good to be Blue – Part Deux!!

As we approach the end of the semester, I have the privilege of speaking at many events and telling KCKCC’s great story! At the KCKCC Foundation Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Event held on the 27th (where the Foundation raised nearly $120,000 for student scholarships) and at last Friday’s Employee Recognition and Retirement Dinner…

It’s Good to be Blue!

A Blue Devil that is!! As I was preparing to write this post I came across an article a colleague of mine recently had published in the American Association of Community Colleges, Community College Daily. Entitled “Failure is a choice we make“, the article reflects on how colleges, like businesses, fail when the College does…