NOMINATED BY: National Junior College Athletic Administration
POSITION: Since 2013, president of Pratt Community College, a public institution serving 3,200 students annually with additional locations in Wichita and Coffeyville, Kansas.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Campus president for Grand Island campus of Central Community College in Nebraska; multiple positions over 20 years at Butler Community College in Kansas to include: interim vice president of academics, dean of humanities and social sciences, dean of Butler Learning Community Centers, associate dean of the Andover campus, head football coach, and instructor. Current member of AACC Commission on Student Success, 2017-2020.
AFFILIATIONS: Served on AACC Commission on Research, Technology, and Emerging Trends, 2014-2017. NJCAA Presidents Advisory Council, 2015-present. Past-president and Executive Committee member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Athletic Conference, 2015-2018. Chair of EduKan Board of Directors – Community College Online Consortium, 2014-2017. President of Council of Presidents 2018-19 and member of Executive Committee (19 Kansas Community College Presidents Leadership Team). Member: Rotary Club of Pratt and Grand Island; Chamber of Commerce, Pratt; Kansas Nursing Foundation Board; Grand Island Area Economic Development Board; Board of Directors, Andover Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Promote Andover Inc.; Andover Convention and Visitors Bureau; Andover YMCA Executive Board.
EDUCATION: Ed.D. Higher Education, Oklahoma State University, Ed. S. Pittsburg State University, M.A., University of South Dakota, B.A., Northwestern College.
OTHER: Publication: Collaboration: A Case of an Educational and Business Partnership, VDM Publishing, 2008. Presentations: “How to Earn $99,000 a Year Without a Four-Year Degree,” and “NJCAA Athletics: A Reliable Pathway to Student Success,” ACCT Leadership Congress, October 2018, New York City. “NJCAA Athletics: A Reliable Pathway to Student Success,” AACC 98th Annual Convention, April 2018, Dallas, Texas. “NJCAA Athletics: A Reliable Pathway to Student Success,”, ACCT Leadership Congress, September 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Future of Higher Education in Kansas: A Non-Futurist’s View,” KAACRAO Annual Conference, September 2016, Manhattan, Kansas.