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’s Mair Receives UMKC Alumni Award

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
Thursday, May 04, 2017
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has honored Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Jim Mair with a 2017 UMKC Alumni Award.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has honored Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Jim Mair with a 2017 UMKC Alumni Award.

Mair received the award from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC during a luncheon April 20. He is a 1990 graduate, receiving his master’s degree from the university.

“Honestly I was in shock,” he said upon learning he received the award. “I thought I misheard what I was being told over the phone.”

Each year, the UMKC Alumni Association Governing Board as well as the campus recognize outstanding alumni. The luncheon also serves as a fundraising opportunity. In the last decade, the Alumni Awards event has collected almost $1 million in student scholarships and aid. Each college/school on the UMKC campus nominates one alumni to receive an award. In addition, UMKC honors additional alumni and one family with recognitions.

“The Conservatory at UMKC has produced many world renowned musicians and educators,” Mair said. “I've never really thought of myself in that echelon. This kind of recognition was never on my radar.”

Mair, professor of music and director of instrumental studies at KCKCC, is also the founder of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and started the “Basically Basie” big band competition, which is held during the college’s annual Jazz Summit. In addition, he is the artistic director for the Kansas City High School All Star Jazz Ensemble, leader of the Kansas City Jazz Quintet, producer of the Kansas City Jazz Summit and served as Artistic Director and conductor of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra from 2003-2010.

Mair said his professors at the University of Mary (Bismarck, N.D.), where he received his bachelor’s degree, suggested moving to a city with a “jazz scene,” which led him to UMKC. He said he also received a teaching assistantship from the university, which helped him pay for his master’s program.

“I gained a strong understanding of how to make a living as a full time musician because I did that for five years. My two years at UMKC allowed me to ‘break into the scene’ and make contacts with musicians that I still work with today,” Mair said. “I also learned that our program at KCKCC has similar struggles as the UMKC program did at the time. I find myself saying, ‘we dealt with the same issue at UMKC when I was a student there.’ The Conservatory approach to instruction is quite different to a more liberal arts educational setting. That approach allows me to adjust to a multitude of learning styles and not be a myopic instructor.”

Contact Information
Dr. Delfina Wilson
Dean of Enrollment and Student Services 

Dr. Stephen Terry

Associate Dean Enrollment and Student Services

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