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Program Contacts

Margaretta B. Mathis, Ph.D.
Senior Director, John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership, and Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership

Cynthia Tanner, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Programs and Projects, John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership

College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7304 fax

Community College Leadership Program

Tuition Information: See the Cashiers and Student Accounts website for tuition and fee schedules.

The Community College Leadership Program at Kansas State University is designed to provide an innovative approach to a doctorate degree for those seeking to enhance their leadership competence in leading transformation at community colleges and to provide leadership and organizational development for sustained contributions to the college, districts, and communities they serve. The primary features of the program have been created by collaboration with many national community college leaders.

There has never been a community college leadership program with such a community-college centric curriculum, with a learning-centered cohort model accessible to participants, with such strong support from the university and sponsoring community colleges, and coordinated and taught by some of the most seasoned and capable community college leaders in the nation.

Program participants will be prepared to:

  • Create and foster a culture focused on community college student learning, equity, success, and completion
  • Lead institutional transformation and foster innovation
  • Develop a competitive advantage through national networks of colleagues

Program Highlights

This new program is designed to:

  • Focus all courses on community college culture and issues
  • Engage professors who are nationally known leaders and have had successful careers as chancellors, presidents, provosts, senior faculty in the community college movement to teach future generations of community college leaders
  • Convene cohorts of students to encourage collaboration and engagement
  • Bring the courses and the professors to the cohort
  • Position the local college/district as a learning laboratory
  • Engage a national network of community college leaders and aspiring leaders
  • Earn an applied Ed.D. in three years
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Course Delivery: Online and Face-to-Face Cohort Model
Credit Hours: 60 doctoral credit hours

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No quality is more vital to the success of today’s community college than leadership. Because minority students are more likely to be the first members of their families to attend college, first-generation student challenges will be compounded as the minority population increases. Our leaders must be equipped to meet students as they arrive at our doors and prepare them for being effective contributors to their communities.

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Dr. John E. Roueche, Executive Director

Dr. John E. Roueche is adding an entirely new dimension to our college’s already impressive educational leadership offerings and we are delighted to welcome him to the faculty. Those doctoral students who participate in the CCLP are part of a national network of community college leaders and aspiring leaders who gain from the valued Roueche doctoral program experience. We are excited about the exposure this program brings to the college and even more so about the potential to raise K-State’s national profile and attract students from all across the country. Every college across our campus will likely benefit from this association.

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Debbie Mercer, Dean, College of Education, Kansas State University