Welcome to Student Services


The Vision of Student Services is dedicated to help students be successful in life. The staff in the Division believe that a significant amount of learning at college occurs outside of the classroom. In addition to utilizing the Student Advising Center or the Counseling and Advocacy Center for support and assistance, we encourage students to participate in programs and activities sponsored by Student Activities, the Intercultural Center, and Athletics. Enjoying living in Student Housing, seeking medical help from our Student Health Center, or taking advantage of the quality care offered to our students with children in the Child Care Center, we focus on all the ways we can help students be successful. Inclusive of the Office of the Dean of Student Services Office, Student Services offers quality services, and opportunities for students to have well-balanced college experience.

The Student Success Center

The Center’s staff provides academic support services including not limited to course selection and scheduling information about academic programs, availability of and continuing eligibility for financial aid, academic progress, and degree checks as part of the final preparation for graduation and degree conferral. Advising and success workshops for student athletes and workshops and counseling on Test Anxiety are provided. Advising is also provided to students seeking to transfer to four year colleges. The Student Success Center can be reached at 913-288-7696.

Student Housing

Student Housing provides a safe living environment that focus on community development, respect for others, enriching programs and activities, and a close connection on college resources. Student Housing staff make our residents comfortable and commit to community building programs. A focus on establishing a living/learning environment is a primary goal.

Student Activities

The mission of Student Activities is to promote intentional campus and community involvement, facilitate leadership development, and encourage student growth through active participation in student organizations, transformative leader ship opportunities, and cultural and recreational activities that is outside of the classroom to broaden the student’s community college experience. 

Intercultural Center

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The Intercultural Center is designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and local communities with an enriched environment that celebrates the cultural contributions of our diverse populations. Stop by the Intercultural Center for complimentary beverages, good conversation, and interaction with students, faculty, staff and community members. We are located on the Lower Level of the Jewell Building, room 2303.

The Counseling and Advocacy Center

The Counseling and Advocacy Center provides services which help students overcome life challenges so they will continue their education and be successful in life. This is accomplished through Personal Counseling, Victim Advocacy, Gender Advocacy Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students, Prevention and Educational Programs specific to substance abuse, smoking, and gambling addiction, Women’s Resource Center Library, and Resources for students with poverty issues, such as Clothing Bank and Food Pantry. A connecting for Veterans is also offered by the Center. 


Soccer PhotoThe intercollegiate athletics program is an integral part of Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is the duty of the Athletics Department to provide leadership in the development of values. These values include: intellectual, social, moral, emotional, and cultural growth, loyalty, cooperation, teamwork, physical health and an ability to accept responsibilities.  Athletics Site


KCKCC Endowment Association Announces 4.0 Gala Award Recipients

College Relations
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Endowment Association is gearing up for its 4.0 Gala this fall by announcing the recipients of two awards – the KCKCC Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award and the Wyandotte Countian of the Year Award.

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Endowment Association is gearing up for its 4.0 Gala this fall by announcing the recipients of two awards – the KCKCC Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award and the Wyandotte Countian of the Year Award.

The purpose of the Wyandotte Countian of the Year Award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Wyandotte community. To qualify for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, nominees must have either attended or graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Karen Orr, Chief Nursing Officer at Providence Medical Center, will be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award while former Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Joe Reardon, has been chosen to receive the Wyandotte Countian of the Year Award. The two awards will be a part of the Endowment Association's 4.0 Gala Oct. 25 at Lake Quivira.

“As Mayor/CEO (from 2005-2013), Joe guided the Unified Government through very tough economic times while at the same time, managing a significant amount of growth and investment in Wyandotte County,” said Pam Curtis in her nomination letter. “He led Wyandotte County on a continued economic renaissance with work ranging from local redevelopment to some of the most impactful work in the country.”

Reardon is currently an attorney at McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, specializing in development and real estate transactions. A lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas, he and his wife Amy have two sons. Among his many accomplishments are receiving the Kansas Mayor of the Year Award in 2012; the Public Administrator of the Year 2012; the KCMBA President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Bar, 2011 and the Community Broadband Project of the Year, 2011 Government Programming Awards. He founded the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Initiative to improve health conditions in Wyandotte County and is known for putting Kansas City, Kansas on the map as the first Google Fiber City.

Orr is a 1986 graduate of Washington High School and a 1993 graduate of KCKCC. She has a Master of Science degree in nursing and is a Certified Med Surge RN. During her time at Providence Medical Center, she has developed and implemented the leadership and clinical quality at the joint and Spine Center and has been instrumental in leading staff to create an innovative pain management system. She has also developed a Student Nurse Tech Program, offering employment to nursing students who have earned their CNA and are pursuing a RN degree. Away from her medical career, she and her husband assist with Sunday School and restore cars to enter them into competitions.

“After graduating from Washington High School, I had plans to go to KCKCC for two years for an accounting degree, and then transfer to Washburn University for a law degree. I began the accounting program and did my best to stay interested, but soon realized that I really didn’t like math all that much,” Orr said. “I began taking classes again at KCKCC, thinking that I might consider nursing someday. I graduated in December of 1993. I’ll never forget how it felt to write ‘RN’ behind my name for the first time. Had it not been for the location, flexibility, affordability and support of KCKCC, I don’t think I would have continued after the birth of my child.”

AT&T has committed to be the Presenting Sponsor at the 4.0 Gala. In addition to AT&T, Capitol Federal and Bank of Blue Valley have signed on as major sponsors of the event.

”We are very excited about hosting the first ever 4.0 Gala for KCKCC,” said Patrick McCartney, executive director of the Endowment Association. “Along with being a major fundraiser for much needed scholarships for students at KCKCC, we hope to make the 4.0 Gala one of the premier events in Kansas City. We anticipate selling out quickly, and we encourage people to get their reservations in a soon as possible.”

For more information about the 4.0 Gala, contact Dawanna Fangohr at 913-288-7675 or by email at

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Dr. Delfina Wilson
Dean of Enrollment and Student Services 

Dr. Stephen Terry

Associate Dean Enrollment and Student Services

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