Goodall to lead state-wide community college association

Debbie Goodall, president of MCC-Business & Technology, will serve as the chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents and Chancellors Council for 2012-2013.

The chair provides leadership for the association and represents community colleges in meetings with legislators, members of the executive branch, and other key groups. In this position, Goodall plans to emphasize community colleges’ role in economic development and the importance of partnerships.

“While Missouri’s community colleges tailor programs to serve the unique needs of their respective communities, we share a common mission to provide quality, affordable education to all citizens,” she said.  “Shrinking state and federal support make it imperative that we step up collaboration with each other, four-year educational institutions, and industry partners to ensure that we maximize every resource and opportunity for Missourians seeking the skills necessary to participate in and contribute to a vibrant state economy.  I will seek to highlight the critical role MCCA plays in Missouri.”

Goodall has served as president of MCC-Business & Technology since June 2008. Prior to that, she was MCC’s director of career and technical education and the Business & Technology campus’s dean of student development and community relations. She also served as the director of the Northwest Missouri Tech Prep Consortium, where she worked with six Kansas City-area school districts and MCC to establish the Career Education Consortium.

Goodall has a master’s degree in industrial and technical education from the University of Central Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado. She serves on the boards of the KC-STEM Alliance, Project Lead the Way’s Industry Council, and the Kansas City Industrial Council.  She and her husband Thomas live in Bates City, Missouri.