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KCKCC Board of Trustees

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    Linda Hoskins Sutton
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Personal Biography Linda Hoskins Sutton retired from Kansas City Kansas Community College with 30 years of service (1984 – 2014). She worked in the Business Office then was Coordinator of Community Education and retired as Director of Student Activities. She also served as adjunct faculty. Linda is a native of Mississippi and has lived in Kansas City, KS for 41 years. Linda has a son, Michael Sutton (Sumner Class of 2005), a daughter-in-marriage (Erika) and three granddaughters.
Campaign Phone (816) 807-2807
Education Associate in Business, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Business Administration
Community/Public Service Member of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. Past member of KCK Women's Chamber of Commerce. Past board member of Greater KC People to People.
I am currently serving my first four-year term on Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustee. I am seeking re-election because I want to continue to serve the students, employees and community thru diversity, equity and inclusion. Also, most important, I want to see KCKCC restored to full accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

I retired from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2014 after 30 years of service; my wealth of knowledge about KCKCC makes me uniquely qualified for this position.

KCKCC Board of Trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to the community to make sound financial decisions and set policies that are equitable and inclusive. The Board of Trustees does not run the day-to-day operation but sets the tone for the college’s success.
The most pressing need for students at KCKCC is a pathway for each student’s individual success. This can be accomplished by meeting students where they are.

There are many great programs at KCKCC. Whether an individual is interested in a career program at KCKCC’s Technical Education Center or plan to earn an associate’s degree and continue at a 4-year college or university there are many options. That being said, I would like to see a Pre-Veterinary program offered because the Kansas City metro is an animal loving community. There are many veterinarian offices, pet rescue, Humane Shelter and dog parks in the Kansas City metro.