Name: C. Jon Bauer
Job Title: President
Institution: East Central College
Previous Positions: Worked at East Central College since 1995 in various roles of Director, Dean , Vice President for Finance and Administration (Chief Financial Officer), and then President.
Affiliations and/or Boards: Serves on the board for the Rural Community College Alliance, the AACC Commission on Small and Rural Colleges, AACC Advocacy Advisory Group, working particularly closely with the Senate on issues related to Pell grants, short-term training, and HEERF funding. Peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. Served since 2016 on the board of directors for the Mercy East Communities. In Missouri: Member of the Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation (2010-Present), Washington Civic Industrial Corporation (2010-Present), and is past chair of the Mercy Washington board of directors (2016-18) and Washington Area Chamber of Commerce (2012-13). Served on board for the United Way, Franklin County, and City of Union.
State Engagement: Past legislative chair for the Missouri Community College Association Presidents and Chancellors Council; serves as chair of the Presidents Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE); served on the Commissioner’s Advisory Group for the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and the higher education work group for the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association.
Past AACC Conventions Attended:
Past AACC Professional Development Participation: Presidents Academy Summer Institute; Workforce Development Institute.
Education: Ph.D., University of Missouri-Saint Louis; master’s degree, Fontbonne University; bachelor’s degree, Southern Illinois University; Aassociate degree, Jefferson College
Other: Recipient of Phi Theta Kappa’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction; led the development of a Legislative Impact Statement for use at the state and federal level; worked closely with Neighbors United Undoing Racism, a local organization, to address issues and challenges facing the communities served by the institution.