Crawshaw is one of 20 college administrators across the state who will take part of this year’s class. KCCLI is a KCCLI is a ten-month leadership development program for individuals in the Kansas Community College system that aspire to hone their leadership skills and prepare to exercise leadership on their campuses. Crawshaw has been a part of the pirate community since 2014.
KCCLI focuses on five outcomes which range from building effective leaderships traits, legal landscaping within education, and developing innovating solutions.
“I am always looking for ways to grow and expand my leadership skills,” explained Crawshaw. “This will also be a great opportunity for me to network with other college administrators across the state of Kansas which is always a beneficial opportunity to have!”
Members of the program must be nominated by an institution's president. An institution is not required to nominate a candidate. Dr. Vincent Bowhay nominated Crawshaw back in May of 2021.
“I am incredibly proud of Taylor and all she continues to accomplish, professionally, here at ICC,” said Bowhay. “Having driven leaders like Taylor is what will continue to help ICC be the best community college it can be. Not just for our students but for our faculty, staff and community as well.”
Participants in the Leadership Institute will meet one weekend a month in the coming academic year on the community college campuses in Kansas. The participants will hear about and discuss a variety of topics affecting Kansas community colleges and higher education. Each class will then select, plan, and take part of a Leadership project. This project is typically selected by the group and will benefit higher education.
“I am really excited to see what the leadership project looks like,” said Crawshaw. “I’m excited to be a part of that and to gain a better understanding of the challenge and opportunities that higher education faces in today’s ever changing world.”