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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…

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…

Connecting the “Dottes”

Strong partnerships provide great opportunity for KCKCC students and the entire region! Amazon Educational Program: Through the continuous effort of Tami Bartunek and others, this last week KCKCC took a significant step in creating a partnership with Amazon’s Fulfillment Center, MKC6, to be the educational institution of choice to offer college classes at the Amazon…

Great Discussion with Representative Davids

On Friday, January 18, I had the pleasure to meet and speak with our newest Congressperson, Representative Sharice Davids. As Representative Davids came to speak at the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce Congressional Forum, I had the opportunity to visit with her prior to taking the podium. What is typically a 1-2 minute conversation, Representative Davids…

KCKCC Launches New Electronic Suggestion Box

Since launching the new KCKCC Suggestion Box at Convocation, we have received nearly two dozen suggestions! This is outstanding and I love to see the ideas rolling in. Often, suggestion boxes are used for people to complain and not provide such constructive criticism. I am very pleased, and honestly not surprised, that all suggestions we have received have been very constructive and…

New Year – New Adventures

Welcome 2019! It’s a new year, sure to be filled with new adventures! 2018 was a good year for KCKCC with several faculty, staff and students receiving awards and special recognition. And, the College is creating and improving relationships with businesses and community organizations throughout Wyandotte County, KC Metro, Leavenworth and surrounding counties and with…