New MCC chancellor interviewed by KCUR radio

Dr. Kimberly Beatty

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, newly appointed Metropolitan Community College chancellor, spoke with public radio station KCUR-FM in one of her first media interviews since taking the helm of the College.

In her conversation with reporter Katie Bernard, Beatty jumped right in to voice her willingness to tackle tough strategic decisions that will continue to build MCC’s ¬†financial security while committing to uphold academic quality that will serve students and the community.

MCC understands Missouri’s governor has hard decisions to make and must balance the budget, but “the last thing an institution wants to do is to manage any cuts on the backs of the faculty or the students,” Beatty said.

Beatty was responding to questions in light of the state’s funding reductions, which amounted to a more than $3 million loss in the College’s overall budget.

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Dr. Beatty took over the chancellorship July 1, succeeding Mark James, who retired.