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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…

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…

KCKCC Implements Suggestion Box Ideas

Recognizing that faculty and staff who work with students on the front lines everyday, and students and community members who also interact with the College on a regular basis have great insight and ideas how to make KCKCC an even better college than we are today, a new electronic Suggestion Box was launched at the KCKCC Spring…

Indomitable Spirit!

If you missed Saturday’s basketball game between KCKCC and JCCC, you missed what I believe is the best basketball game I’ve seen in years! Changing leads throughout the game, the score most frequently varied by only 2-3 points, including overtime. In the end, the ladies achieved an outstanding “W”.   Just a few of the game’s highlights…

2019 Community College National Legislative Summit

This year, KCKCC Board of Trustees members Dr. Ray Daniels, Dr. Janice McIntyre and Sheriff Don Ash, KCKCC Student Senate representative, Mr. Manny Paredes and I attended the summit held in Washington DC. The conference portion of the summit was filled with informative sessions discussing the complexity of the policy landscape faced by institutions across the country, and…

T-BONES PARTNER WITH KCKCC TO HONOR TEACHERS

T-BONES PARTNER WITH KCKCC TO HONOR TEACHERS FREE Tickets for Educators and Staff in 2019 KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones and Kansas City Kansas Community College are proud to announce a season-long partnership to embrace education for 2019 honoring our community’s education professionals. The T-Bones along with our great local partner KCKCC are…