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FYI: KCKCC pares president field

May 26, 2011

Nine candidates remain in the running for the presidency of Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Members of the college’s board of trustees trimmed the field to the nine during a meeting Monday. A total of 67 applications were received initially and that list was cut to 22 before being submitted to the trustees by consultants Jeff Hockaday and Jay Hartford.

Each of the remaining nine candidates will be asked to submit a 10-minute video in which they will respond to three questions. Trustees will meet June 6 to review the video responses and narrow the list to three to five. Each of those candidates will be brought on campus for interviews.

“We’ve been very pleased by the quality of the candidates,” said Ray Daniels, chairman of the board of trustees. “It’s an outstanding group. We’re still on target to have a selection made by July 1; we’re confident of getting a good one.”

The presidential vacancy was created by the upcoming retirement of Tom Burke, who will end a 19-year run as KCKCC president effective July 1.


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