KCKCC Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Jacqueline Vietti as Acting President

KCKCC Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Jacqueline Vietti as Acting President. Kansas City Kansas Community College is one of the premier academic institutions in the State of Kansas and beyond. The KCKCC Board of Trustees remains committed to maintaining a positive and supportive educational environment for its students, faculty and community.

Information was brought to the attention of the Board that merited review by an external party. The Board, in accordance with its fiduciary obligations to the College, placed Dr. Doris Givens on administrative leave with pay pending completion of this review.

The Board has appointed Dr. Jacqueline Vietti as the Acting President of the College effective immediately. Dr. Vietti’s appointment has the unanimous support of all Board members. She was selected for her extensive experience, having previously served as President of Butler Community College for 17 years and as interim President of Emporia State University for a six-month period.

Dr. Edward Kremer remains as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Board appreciates the community’s understanding and support for the College, which remains the most progressive, forward-looking, forward thinking, forward moving, entrepreneurial and diverse community college in the entire state of Kansas and beyond.

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a centrally located public 2-year institution in northeast Kansas. Within the city limits of Kansas City, Kansas, the College is conveniently located within Wyandotte County. A flexible schedule of course offerings is provided to meet the needs of its students. In addition to regular day and evening courses, KCKCC offers classes in the late afternoon, on Saturdays, in the summer, online, and at mid-semester. Learn more at www.kckcc.edu.

Volunteer for Wyandotte County’s 2017 Back to School Fair

Volunteers are needed for the Wyandotte County Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 5th! The fair will be at one NEW location this year – Kansas City, Kansas Community College’s Technical Education Center. There are a variety of volunteer duties including registration, greeters and hall monitors, book or bag distribution, food servers, parking attendants, and more! Volunteers are also needed to help stuff bags on Thursday, August 3rd. Click here to sign up!

Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success. So, grab a friend or group and Help the United Way of Wyandotte County Make Every Child School Ready on Day One! If you need further assistance, contact Cathi Hahner at (913) 371-3674 ext 1324.

Visions in Monochrome, Reception & Viewing

From our friends at The Art Gallery of Kansas City, Kansas Community College:

This exhibition features artwork from the permanent collection of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO.

These pieces attempt to answer the question, “How do you depict a world of color with only monochromatic hues?” To further complicate the task, these same artists live in a three-dimensional realm, yet have elected to create on a two-dimensional surface. The exhibition is comprised of pieces that exclusively utilize black, white, and grayscale without regard to genre, subject, or medium in the hope that viewers will consider the world in entirely new ways.

For additional information, visit The Gallery’s Facebook event page.

Wyandotte County Master Gardner’s

The Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners are sponsoring Organic vs. Locally Grown: Which Is Better for You? on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 11:30 AM. The 90-minute class will feature Elisabeth Kasckow, an Associate Professor of Biology at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She teaches Environmental Science, among other courses. Prior to moving to Kansas, Elisabeth and her husband owned a fish farm in Southeastern California where they grew catfish, bass and tilapia. Elisabeth dabbles at gardening and raises bees to help with pollination at her local community garden. Her presentation will cover the health and economic aspects of our food, the business of farming, and the varying definitions of “organic.”

The presentation will be in the Sunflower Room of the K-State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County office, 1208 North 79th Street, Kansas City KS. You may call (913) 299-9300 for further information. There is a $5.00 fee, payable at the door. The fee will be waived upon presentation of current active Master Gardener status.