Submitted by Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Meeks will serve as FSCC Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs beginning November 21.
“I’m thrilled that Dr. Meeks will be working with us over the next several months,” said Alysia Johnston, FSCC President. “FSCC will greatly benefit from the knowledge, experience and expertise that she brings.”
Dr. Meeks has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. She recently returned to Fort Scott after retiring as the President of Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Ohio, where she served for 16 years. Before her tenure at EGCC, she served as President of Fort Scott Community College for eight years.
Dr. Meeks holds a doctor of philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University. She also holds an educational specialist degree and master’s degree from Pittsburg State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
“I am honored to be returning to FSCC and I will do my best to serve the College until the new vice president is identified,” said Dr. Meeks. “I have a lot of respect for President Alysia Johnston and I am looking forward to working with her as well as the faculty and staff.”
Dr. Meeks continued, “I have great confidence in the leadership and the mission of FSCC. The administration, faculty and staff truly have a passion for teaching students and helping them succeed.”
Fort Scott Community College will host a welcome reception for Dr. Meeks at 3:00 pm on Monday, November 21 at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center, 2108 South Horton in Fort Scott. The event will be open to the public. For more information, please call 620-223-2700 or visit fortscott.edu.