MCC Board of Trustees seeks applicants for vacant seat from Subdistrict 4

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy from Subdistrict 4 of the College’s service area. Trustee Henry Carner of Independence resigned in July after being appointed to the Jackson County Election Board.

The MCC Board of Trustees will accept applications for the vacant seat through 4 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019. Board members will subsequently appoint a trustee for the Subdistrict 4 seat until the next MCC election in April 2020, when a trustee will be elected to fill the remaining four years of the original term.

Candidates for the open trustee seat must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, and voters in MCC Subdistrict 4 for at least one entire year preceding Oct. 31, 2019.

For the complete list of qualifications, required forms and other information, including a walking description and map of Subdistrict 4, click on this link:

All persons who wish to be considered must file an affidavit of tax payments and bonding requirements with the Missouri Department of Revenue and include a copy of that completed affidavit with their declaration of candidacy. They also must include a copy of a personal financial disclosure statement after filing that document with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Applications must include a one- to two-page letter stating the reasons for seeking the trusteeship and a biography or resume that includes the candidate’s qualifications for joining the board.

Among other criteria, the Board of Trustees is seeking someone who:

  • Is a respected leader active in community life
  • Has an educational philosophy compatible with the Metropolitan Community College mission
  • Has experience in education or a familiarity with the educational needs of the subdistrict
  • Has a willingness to serve as an “ambassador” for the entire MCC district, not just the interests of the subdistrict
  • Has a strong belief in quality community college education, as evidenced by past support
  • Is able to commit sufficient time to serving as a trustee
  • Offers a talent that rounds out the strength and variety needed by the board to fulfill its responsibilities
  • Has an understanding and acceptance of the role of a community college trustee

Applications will be accepted by Cynthia K. Johnson, secretary to the Board of Trustees, until 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Questions about the process can be directed to her by phone, 816.604.1010, or email,

MCC’s official name is the Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. Its six-member Board of Trustees is led by President Trent Skaggs.

Metropolitan Community College is Kansas City’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, currently in its 105th academic year. The College was founded in 1915, when it was known as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute. MCC’s five campuses and a robust online program serve about 30,000 students annually.