Monday, January 25, 2010

Snyder announces retirement

After 15 years at MCC, Jackie Snyder announced last Thursday her decision to retire as chancellor, effective June 30, 2010.

The Board of Trustees has named Mark James as the college’s new chancellor, effective July 1, 2010. James was selected by the Trustees based on his commitment to innovation, financial expertise, experience with state/federal government appropriations process and his ability to lead large complex organizations.

James will immediately begin serving as executive vice chancellor/chancellor designee and will work closely with the chancellor to ensure a smooth transition. Snyder will continue to lead MCC until June 30, 2010, when she will then step down as chancellor.

Recognizing the current financial challenges facing MCC and that everyone is expected to do more with less, Snyder and James have made the decision to consolidate the duties of three vice chancellor positions into two positions.

Effective July 1, 2010, Vice Chancellor Tuesday Stanley will assume responsibility for administrative services and retain student services. Vice Chancellor Paul Long will assume responsibility for information technology and the Institute for Workforce Innovation in addition to his current responsibilities of educational services.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Introducing Bill Hudson

To say there’s a new sheriff in town might be an overstatement, but Bill Hudson, MCC’s new chief of campus police, fits the description.

Hudson, with more than 35 years of military and law enforcement experience, started at MCC in January and oversees MCC’s public safety department.

He previously served as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Parkville, Mo. and has taught at Park University, Missouri Western State College and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department Training Academy. Previously an MCC student, Hudson earned his associate’s
degree at MCC-Longview, his bachelor’s degree from Avila and a master’s of public affairs from
Park University.

“In the short time that I’ve been here, I have found that community is more than just a word in the college’s title,” said Hudson. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with a great group of people enhancing safety and contributing to the academic process.”

The chief of campus police is a new position, created as MCC plans to gradually switch from a public safety team to an MCC Police Department. This transition will occur over time, while current public safety officers receive officer training and certification. No current public safety officers will lose their job.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hale named Director of Enrollment Management

Kathy Hale has been named MCC’s new director of enrollment management. She has served as registrar at MCC-Longview since 2000 and was instrumental in the development and implementation of MCC’s portal, myMCCKC.

Hale started at MCC-Maple Woods as a receptionist in 1991, going on to serve as college relations coordinator at both Maple Woods and Longview. Before coming to MCC, she taught first grade at St. Therese Elementary School.

“I’m excited to be part of enrollment services and look forward to being able to synthesize and gather data to even better serve the needs of MCC,” said Hale. “The job is to represent students
and I’ll be able to add a campus perspective into the duties this job entails.

Hale earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from Avila University and a master’s in higher education administration from UMKC. She will begin in her new role Jan.19, 2010.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Health Science Institute welcomes first students

The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute is officially open for business! Students began classes on Monday, Jan. 11 at the newly renovated building, located two blocks south of the main Penn Valley campus.
More than 20 healthcare career programs formerly split between Penn Valley’s Pioneer campus, its main campus and the Business & Technology campus are now consolidated in the five-story building.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Goodall appointed president of MCC-BTC

MCC’s Board of Trustees appointed Debbie Goodall as president of MCC-Business & Technology at the Dec. 10 board meeting. After serving as interim president since June 2008, Goodall will assume the role of president on Jan. 4, 2010.

Goodall has led efforts to meet MCC’s strategic goals, managed the campus budget, established partnerships with industry and educational institutions and represented MCC’s priorities with workforce development initiatives.

Before her appointment to interim president, she served in several other roles at MCC, including district director of career and technical education, dean of student development and community relations at BTC, and director of the Career Education Consortium. Goodall has been with MCC since 1995, when she began as marketing coordinator at Penn Valley.

Goodall holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and English from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a master’s degree in vocational, industrial and technical education from the University of Central Missouri. She has also completed post-graduate work in speech pathology and audiology.