Member Spotlight – Metropolitan Community College


“Being a member of NISOD helps Metropolitan Community College strategize, share ideas, and network with a community of college professionals. We also enjoy participating in informative webinars which benefit our students, faculty, and staff.”

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College

Dr. Kimberly Beatty

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor

Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO || Established 1915 | Tyjaun A. Lee, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did Metropolitan Community College become a NISOD Member?
MCC became a member in 2018.

Why is Metropolitan Community College a NISOD Member?
Our partnership with NISOD expands our access to higher education webinars, workshops, and an international conference to share ideas among our peers. MCC also participates in the NISOD Excellence Awards. These coveted awards recognize individuals who do extraordinary work to help students succeed and advance in their education or career.

Which NISOD benefits does Metropolitan College use the most and how?
The webinars help MCC continue to be on the forefront of best educational practices, which promotes student success and effective collaboration among faculty and staff.

Interesting News Happening at MCC

UMKC and MCC Partner for Student Success With “RooMentum” Program
The “RooMentum OnTrack” Program is designed for first-time, full-time college students who may not qualify for direct admission into University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). This program provides students an opportunity to explore academic and career interests, improve academic preparation, and develop key academic strategies to enhance their success. Once students complete the prescribed curriculum at MCC, they will automatically be admitted to UMKC.

St. Joseph School District, Metropolitan Community College Announce New Partnership
MCC offers continuing education, career and technical programs, and general education classes at Hillyard Technical Center, which is owned by the St. Joseph School District. Through a partnership agreement with Missouri Western State University, MCC created a pathway to bachelor’s degrees for students in the St. Joseph School District.

Metropolitan Community College Feeds Manufacturing Workforce
MCC received $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the four-year Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program. MCC’s apprenticeship program has been effective since 2017 and concentrates on automation, systems, logistics, production, and maintenance. It currently supports about 100 apprentices in the Kansas City area.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.