The Independence Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that two finalists have been selected for the presidency of Independence Community College. We would personally like to thank the entire College community for your continued interest and support in the process to identify our next President.
The Independence Community College presidential finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Michael Calvert, PhD, has served as President of Pratt Community College since 2013. Previous to the President position at PCC, Calvert served as Campus President/College Vice-President of Central Community College, Grand Island, Nebraska from 2012-2013; Dean of Humanities and Social Science, 2011-2012; Dean of Butler Learning Centers from 1998-2011; Interim Vice-President for Academics 2010; Interim Dean, Advanced Technology Center, 2009 at Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas; Associate Dean, Butler of Andover, Butler Community College, 1996-1998; Head Football Coach, Butler Community College, 1993–1996; Associate Dean of Student Services Dana College, Blair Nebraska 1982-1984. Calvert has roots at ICC and served as Head Football Coach from 1985-1989.
Dr. Calvert currently serves or has served on numerous groups and committees including the American Association of Community College (AACC); Association of Community College (AACC)Trustees; Member of Council of Instructional Administrators (KCIA); Kansas Council of Instructional Administrators (KCIA). Kansas Nursing Foundation Board; ACC Commission on Student Success; AACC Commission on Research, Technology, and Emerging Trends; NJCAA Presidents Advisory Council, current Vice Chair; Past President and Executive Committee; a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Athletics Conference; Chair of EduKan Board of Directors and President of Council of presidents and member of executive committee.
In his current role, Dr. Calvert lead Pratt’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan development and launch focusing on student success, defined learning outcomes and aligned PCC’s initiatives to the Kansas Board of Regents and Higher Learning Commission accreditation metrics as well as initiating PCC’s first ever Diversity Council focusing on campus and community Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Dr. Calvert earned his PhD in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University; an EdS (Educational Specialist) from Pittsburg State University, a Master of Arts from the University of South Dakota; and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College. (Review Complete Resume Here)
Dr. Kimberly McDowall Long, PhD, has served in her current role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas since 2016. Her previous positions include Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota 2008 – 2016; Professor/Faculty Member positions with University of Mary and Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Academic Dean at Rasmussen College; and Adjunct Instructor at Aakers College. Prior to entering into education, Dr. Long served as an Organizational Consultant for Brynmor Associates; Manager and Marketing Director at Eureka Manufacturing Company & Recreation Supply Company.
Dr. Long also holds a position of Accreditation Liaison Officer with the Higher Learning Commission for Newman University and has served as a HLC Team Chair since 2019 and a HLC Peer Reviewer since 2014.
In her current role, Dr. Long serves as Chair of the University’s Budget Committee; Chair of the 2019-2022 Strategic Planning Committee; Chair of Academic Assembly and Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Dr. Long was recently recognized in the Wichita Business Journal, August 2020 Issue in the Women Who Lead in Education segment.
Dr. Long earned her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University, Harold Abel School of Psychology; a Post-Masters Graduate Certificate in Executive Human Resource Management and Consulting from Capella University, Harold Abel School of Psychology; a Master of Management from the University of Mary; a Bachelor of Science in Social and Behavioral Science (minor in
Philosophy/Theology) from the University of Mary; an AA in Psychology from Bismarck State College and AS in Biology from Bismarck State College. (Review Complete Resume Here)
Virtual Public forums will take place on Friday, February 5, 2021 and Friday, February 12, 2021.
We invite everyone to participate in these virtual forums. In each forum, there will be a brief introduction of each candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session.
If you have any question(s) that you would like to submit to these candidates, please submit those here. Please make sure you submit questions no later than midnight on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Due to time constraints of each interview session, some questions may not be asked.
Open Forum Schedule:
Friday, February 5, 2021 - Dr. Kimberly Long
Independence Community: View here at 11:30 am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81826484985
ICC Classified (Support) and Athletic Staff: View here at 1:30 pm:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83184494097?pwd=blVVOHNhVG1MUUgyTE9DUm55UUlzZz09
ICC Students: View here at 2:45 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277473822?pwd=L0RDVWlhcnhacVVGWVZEVzlvWjVjdz09
ICC Faculty: View here at 3:30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85988501849?pwd=OW8xeVZiWFdiTnJFWUx6UDYyUkRSZz09
Friday, February 12, 2021 - Dr. Michael Calvert
Independence Community: View here at 11:30 am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87998858037?pwd=S3AxeTZIZUhhVUUyTk5VQTVIZlpuZz09
ICC Classified (Support) and Athletic Staff: View here at 1:30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85024560319
ICC Students: View here at 2:45 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85964692282
ICC Faculty: View here at 3:30 pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82404053590
We are looking forward to a successful completion of the presidential search process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to Lori Boots, Vice President for Human Resources at email@example.com or (620) 332-5606.