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Students gather for orientation at Kansas Christian College in Aug. 2022. Photo: KCC.

Kansas City Christian College joins association

Kansas City Christian College in Overland Park has joined the Kansas Independent College Association. The association, founded in 1970, is a not-for-profit organization that provides collaborative programming and statewide advocacy to enhance its members’ capacity to offer an affordable and valuable postsecondary education.

Chad Pollard

“We are delighted to have been approved for full membership with KICA; we have eagerly awaited this opportunity,” said Chad Pollard, president of Kansas Christian College. “I appreciate how my presidential colleagues within KICA have already made me feel a part of the community through our period of associate membership. KICA is doing tremendous work on behalf of its member institutions across our great state, and we are excited to be a part of this higher education community as a full member.”

The college is a ministry-focused institution developing students with a lifelong love for learning whether they are preparing to enter the marketplace or full-time ministry.

“It is a testament to the strength of Kansas’ private colleges that we are growing as a community,” association President Matt Lindsey said. “I am excited to have Kansas Christian College’s engagement in our vibrant network of collaborative programs. Like the students of Kansas Christian College, we are all life-long learners, and I look forward to what our new member can teach us all.”

The association’s membership also includes Baker University, Barclay College, Benedictine College, Bethany College, Bethel College, Central Christian College of Kansas, Cleveland University — Kansas City, Donnelly College, Friends University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, Manhattan Christian College, McPherson College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Newman University, Ottawa University, Southwestern College, Sterling College, Tabor College and the University of Saint Mary.

Most of the schools participate in the Midwest Christian College Expo hosted by Metro Voice and held each spring.

Members must be non-profit, regionally accredited, offer undergraduate degrees, provide the majority of their educational offerings within the state of Kansas and in compliance with Kansas statutes regarding open enrollment.

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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