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Dr. Kimberly Krull will be new Butler President

The Butler Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 20, 2013 to discuss the presidential search finalists, input from the Advisory Committee and attendees of the public forums held with each finalist, and input of Trustees after the Board’s interviews of the two finalists. The third finalist, Dr. Ann Valentine, withdrew her application prior to the Board of Trustees’ meeting.The story at the Wichita Business Journal. 
Following discussion in Executive Session, the publicly-elected governing board directed the college attorney to negotiate a contract to hire Dr. Kimberly Krull, currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, as Butler’s new president. After contract negotiation, a start date will be announced. Dr. Karla Fisher, Vice President of Academics and Interim President, will continue in the dual role until the new president assumes office.
The search process was facilitated by Gold Hill Associates, working with a Board-appointed fifteen member Advisory Committee consisting of community and business leaders, faculty, staff, and students.   The search process and time line, and information on the finalists, has been available on the college’s website.
Ron Engelbrecht, Trustee and the Chair of the Advisory Committee said, “this was a very thorough search process which yielded three excellent finalists. Dr. Krull is an outstanding leader who will continue the good work of our retired President, Jackie Vietti.”
Board Chairperson Greg Joyce thanked the advisory committee and search consultant for their diligence and commitment and noted, “Butler Community College is an excellent resource for our communities and business partners, and Dr. Krull is a strong president who will guide our faculty, staff, and students in continuing Butler’s forward momentum and tradition of excellence.”
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Butler honors students with Hubbard Award scholarships

Winner and three finalists awarded Butler’s highest distinction

Brett Moriarty of Cheney, Wa. was honored with Butler Community College’s most prestigious scholarship, the Hubbard Award of Excellence, at Butler’s 85th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Three other finalists were also honored.

The Hubbard Award of Excellence applicants excel in all aspects of their college education.  They represent the very best of Butler both academically and in the community and exemplify superior performance and involvement.

Moriarty will receive a $7,000 scholarship ($1,750 per semester for 4 semesters) to study agribusiness and animal science at Texas A&M University. His major at Butler was agribusiness. Each of the three finalists will also receive a one-time $100 award.

“Brett is the type of person who wakes up every morning with a positive attitude, determined to make the most of every opportunity,” said Butler lead ag instructor Elissa Mullinix. “For me, it is exciting to know that inquisitive, intelligent, forward-thinking students like Brett are our future leaders.”

Moriarty said the quality of Butler’s ag program convinced him to choose the college.

“Ultimately, my passion in life is derived from the challenges I face in my path to success,” Moriarty said. “I could not have asked to learn more in my experiences at Butler.”

About the Hubbard Award of Excellence

In 1985, Mr. R.D. Hubbard, an alumnus of Butler Community College, and his wife Joan Dale, dedicated a scholarship fund to recognize and encourage excellence at Butler. Both R.D. and Joan Dale are Kansas natives and were teachers in Kansas where they maintain strong ties. Their Foundation has adopted an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy that reflects the spirit of these two extraordinary people. Today their primary business interests include a wide range of investments such as land, casinos, and racehorses.

The 2012 Hubbard Finalists:

Emily Jackson from Waco, Texas majored in agriculture while at Butler. Jackson will attend Texas Tech University. There, she will be pursuing a dual major of animal science and political science.

Paige Wallace from El Dorado majored in agriculture while attending Butler. Wallace will attend Oklahoma State University and major in agriculture.

Jared Wynn from Ashland,Ohio majored in agribusiness while attending Butler. He will attend Kansas State University to study animal science. 

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