Independence resident Brooke Carroll has accepted appointment by the Independence Community College (ICC) Board of Trustees to lead the college’s upcoming strategic planning process. The anticipated six-month process is designed to elicit a five-year strategic plan for ICC, as the college’s current strategic plan will end this year.
Professionally, Carroll serves as city administrator for the City of Cherryvale, where she supervises all city operations and staff. In her role as ICC Strategic Planning Coordinator, Carroll will work collaboratively with several committees, including the Strategic Planning Process Committee, which is responsible for outlining the steps of the process; and the Strategic Planning Gap Analysis Committee, which will prioritize issues for deeper study by other work groups.
The planning process is expected to include an initial phase of data gathering from state and federal sources, followed by multiple surveys of students and community members and focus groups conducted in both Independence and Cherryvale.
“As an ICC alumnus myself, I’m pleased to have this opportunity to serve the college and the Independence community through this important process,” Carroll said. “I’m looking forward to engaging with our committee volunteers, faculty, students and residents to develop a meaningful plan that encompasses the best interests of all stakeholders and helps move the college forward.”
Formerly licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in both Kansas and Missouri, Carroll has worked in public- and private-sector accounting roles. She is a graduate of Utah Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with an Accounting Emphasis.
She is a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church and serves as treasurer for the church’s Altar Society. She and her husband, Terry, have two children: Jane, 12, and Jay, 11.