Elizabeth Alex, public affairs director for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. She was appointed Nov. 16 by the MCC Board of Trustees following nomination and approval by the Foundation board.
Before joining KCU, Alex worked as director of community outreach and media relations for Unbound and as senior vice president for community and governmental relations for KidsTLC.
A Kansas City area native, she spent 17 years at KSHB-TV, Channel 41, where as an anchor and multimedia journalist she received a number of honors and awards.
Alex runs the Special Additions orphanage in Botosani, Romania, an outgrowth of medical missions trips to that country. She has been a board member of the United Aid Foundation and, locally, the Mattie Rhodes Center and the Prevention and Performance Institute.
“As part of the Kansas City Tomorrow class sponsored by the Civic Council, I became much more aware of the workforce needs in Kansas City and the role MCC as an institution plays in meeting those needs,” Alex says. “I am excited to help the Foundation advance the mission of MCC, through philanthropy, scholarships and connecting students to the tremendous opportunities that are available.”
Her husband, Alex Drescanu, is a recent graduate of MCC’s associate degree in nursing program.
She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.
About the MCC Foundation:
The nonprofit MCC Foundation, established in 1976, raises money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the MCC district. Learn more at mcckc.edu/foundation.