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Tiffany Bohm

Tiffany Bohm, D.P.T.

Dean of the Health Professions and Continuing Education

Tiffany Bohm, PT, MPT, DPT is the Dean of the Division of Health Professions.

Prior to beginning this position, she was the Program Coordinator and an Associate Professor in the PTA Program at KCKCC where she has been on the faculty since 2006.  

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Dr. Tiffany Bohm

Dr. Bohm received both her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Physical Therapy degrees from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.  Her transitional Doctor of

Physical Therapy degree was completed through Simmons College in Boston, MA.  She has also received certification as an Assistive Technology Specialist through Oklahoma State University.

Upon her arrival on campus, the PTA program had a national examination pass rate of less than 70%.  Under her leadership, the dedicated faculty have transformed the PTA program at KCKCC which now boasts a 100% first-time pass rate for the past nine graduating classes.  When the PTA program sought reaffirmation of accreditation in 2013, Dr. Bohm successfully lead her team through the self-study and on-site review process resulting in a “clean” report with a rare commendation for their thorough and professional completion of the process.  In addition to her duties as administrator of the program, she taught a full course load of Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Pathophysiology for Rehabilitation, and NPTE Review and Preparation. 

Dr. Bohm is actively engaged in bettering the profession and PTA education.  She recently completed a three year commitment on the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors of the Kansas Physical Therapy Association.  Over the past six years, she has been a frequent presenter at KPTA conferences and the APTA Combined Sections Meeting on various topics pertinent to the PTA and PTA education.  She authored two chapters for TherapyEd’s National Review and Study Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant in the areas of neuromuscular rehabilitation and pediatrics and is now one of the instructors teaching the review courses for this company.  In 2010, she joined the cadre of on-site reviewers serving as a team leader for CAPTE on-site visits and as a candidacy reviewer for the accreditation process. 

At KCKCC, Dr. Bohm has served on a variety of committees from Faculty Senate to the Academic Policies Committee.  She is well respected as a campus leader in assessment and curriculum development and recently led her PTA team as a pilot program in the college’s new assessment efforts.  She was frequently called on to review self-study reports for other programs in the Nursing and Allied Health division during their accreditation processes.  She recently completed a tenure as team leader for a workgroup during KCKCC’s last Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation process.  For the past academic year, she guided a workgroup of faculty charged with reviewing the general education requirements for students seeking one of 23 Associate of Applied Science degrees offered at the college. 

Prior to joining the KCKCC faculty, Dr. Bohm worked as a pediatric therapist in the public school setting and provided outpatient pediatric therapy through her own company.  Since beginning her teaching career, she has continued to practice as available in a variety of settings including LTAC, SNF, outpatient, and psychiatrics.  

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Dean of Arts and Humanities

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Dean of Social and Behavioral Science

Cleon WigginsCurtis Smith, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of Mathematics, Science and Business Technology
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Cliff Smith

Dean of Technical Education Center

Mr. Cliff Smith, Dean of the Technical Education Center, earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts degree from University of Nebraska at Kearney and his Master’s degree in Technical Education from Pittsburg State University.

As a 1987 graduate, Mr. Smith came directly to what was then the Area Vocational Technical School (AVTS) as an instructor in auto mechanics and industrial arts for special needs students.  He then taught two years of industrial technology at Eisenhower Middle School and then spent two years as the Job Placement Coordinator at USD 500’s Career Learning Center.  He eventually returned to AVTS, serving as Job Placement Coordinator for a year before assuming the position of Director of Budget and Finance.  In 2010 Mr. Smith took the position of Interim Dean and became the Dean of the Technical Education Center in July 2011.

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Mr. Cliff Smith

Mr. Cliff Smith, Dean of the Technical Education Center, earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts degree from University of Nebraska at Kearney and his Master’s degree in Technical Education from Pittsburg State University.

As a 1987 graduate, Mr. Smith came directly to what was then the Area Vocational Technical School (AVTS) as an instructor in auto mechanics and industrial arts for special needs students.  He then taught two years of industrial technology at Eisenhower Middle School and then spent two years as the Job Placement Coordinator at USD 500’s Career Learning Center.  He eventually returned to AVTS, serving as Job Placement Coordinator for a year before assuming the position of Director of Budget and Finance.  In 2010 Mr. Smith took the position of Interim Dean and became the Dean of the Technical Education Center in July 2011.

“It’s exciting to be a part of a prestigious, hands-on technical skill training program,” comments Mr. Smith.  “Our programs are aligned with business and industry standards, and we strive to provide the skills and training necessary for our students to enter the workforce in a career of their choice and expertise.”

Smith’s philosophy of Everyone has the potential to learn – we provide the opportunity carries over to his own family as his two oldest sons have started their post-high educations at KCKCC with three more sons to follow.  He strongly believes in his programs and the integral part they play in the community.
Stephen Terry

Stephen Terry, Ed.D.

Dean of Enrollment Management

Stephen Terry serves as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Previously, Stephen served as Senior Director of Operations, Administration and Compliance within the Office of Finance and Administration, Assistant Dean of Military and Veteran Programs, and Academic Program Coordinator for Military Science at Park University. Stephen has also served as an adjunct faculty member for undergraduate and graduate programs at Ft. Hays State University Graduate School of Education, Park University School of Education, University of Missouri Kansas City Division of Arts and Sciences, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

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Stephen, a prior service U.S. Army civil affairs staff sergeant, currently serves as a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard. Stephen is the Rear Detachment Commander of the 548th Transportation Company where he serves as a logistics operations officer. Terry has been awarded the National Guard Volunteer Service Medal for outstanding contributions to his community, and is a recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, among others.

Stephen graduated with a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Kansas. He earned a Master of Education in higher education administration from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in communications from Northwest Missouri State University. Stephen is currently completing a Master of Business Administration in Finance at Park University.

Shawn Derritt

Shawn Derritt

Dean of Student Services

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