Johnson County Community College president Terry Calaway surprised more than a few people in October when he announced that he would step down come August.
Calaway has been the president of the College for five years. He's the institution's 4th president.
In the second portion of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Dr. Calaway about his departures, accomplishments during his tenure, and ways JCCC has changed over the last five years.
Dr. Terry A. Calaway became the fourth president of Johnson County Community College in June 2007. Before coming to JCCC, Dr. Calaway was president of Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Ariz., from January 2003 to June 2007. He also served as vice president, academic and student services, at Central Arizona from March 1999 to January 2003. Dr. Calaway also served as assistant vice president, workforce and economic development; dean/district director, division of continuing and professional education; academic division head, mathematics and technologies; assistant dean, division of continuing education; and campus director, credit and noncredit instruction, at Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1977 to 1989 and from 1993 to 1999. He was assistant dean, college of continuing studies, at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, from 1993-1995. His honors include being named a finalist for CEO of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees, 2005; the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, 2005; he was recognized by Ingram's Magazine as one of Kansas City's Power Elite in 2009 and as one of 50 Kansans to know in 2011; the Executive Leadership Award, United Way of Pinal County, 2004; and Distinguished Graduate, the University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program, 2004. Dr. Calaway serves on a number of boards, including the United Way of Johnson County, KCPT Public Television, the Liberty Memorial and the Overland Park Economic Development Council. Dr. Calaway holds an Ed.D. in education administration from the University of Texas at Austin.