Gabe Hernandez of Overland Park has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. His nomination was approved Feb. 18 by the MCC Board of Trustees.
Hernandez is vice president of substation projects at the Burns & McDonnell engineering and architecture firm in Kansas City. He works in the Transmission and Distribution Services division. He has been with the company since 1996.
Hernandez, a native of Topeka, holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council at K-State, the K-State Foundation Board of Trustees and the Bloch Executive Education Advisory Council at UMKC.
“Education has been such an integral part of my life,” Hernandez says. “I am proud to join the MCC Foundation board, allowing me opportunities in assisting students of today and in the future by increasing their accessibility to MCC. Every student should be honored for pursuing and reaching their dreams of a college degree at MCC, and I look forward to being a part of that journey.”
MCC, he adds, is “a gem of our community.”
Hernandez’s board term runs through June 30, 2018.
The MCC Foundation, established in 1976, raises money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the MCC district.