ICC Welcomes Oates as Executive Director of ICC Foundation

Cody Oates, in tie.

ICC is proud to announce Cody Oates as the new Executive Director of the ICC Foundation. With an extensive background in coaching and a passion for helping young people succeed, Oates brings a unique perspective and invaluable experience to his new role.

"We are excited to welcome Cody Oates to the ICC family," expressed Amber Gregory, ICC Foundation Board Chair. "His impressive expertise in scholarships and profound comprehension of the community college landscape are commendable. As we embrace his innovative spirit and fresh perspectives, we remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering students and enhancing educational opportunities within our community."

Prior to his to his current role, Oates held coaching positions at Coffeyville Community College, the University of Missouri and Butler Community College, where he focused on player development, recruitment, and game planning. His experience working with diverse student populations and navigating the challenges of collegiate athletics has prepared him to effectively engage with students, donors, and community members as Executive Director of the ICC Foundation.

"I am truly excited to continue my passion for helping young people as I transition into the role of Executive Director of the ICC Foundation,” said Oates. “I've always been dedicated to empowering students to achieve their dreams, and I look forward to expanding this mission to benefit even more students at Independence Community College.”

In his new role, Oates will lead efforts to support student success by awarding scholarships, raising funds for college enhancements, and strengthening community partnerships. His passion for helping young people achieve their dreams and his dedication to fostering community involvement will be instrumental in advancing the mission of the ICC Foundation.

“I am eager to create more opportunities that help our current and future students,” concluded Oates. “Having witnessed the obstacles many students face in financing their education, I am enthusiastic about using my position to alleviate some of that burden and make a positive impact on their academic journey."

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