FSCC Names An Interim President: Sara Sutton


Hedges Building, Fort Scott Community College.

The Fort Scott Community College  Board of Trustees and the Administrative Team announced on  May 21 that they had decided to name an interim president, according to a college press release.

The current president, Dr. Jason Kegler has been placed on administrative leave with pay, effective Monday, May 20th. There were no more details of Kegler’s leave given.

A special trustees meeting was announced for May 23 at 8:30 a.m.

At this meeting, the trustees deliberated and then announced that Sara Sutton was named as interim president of the college.

Sara Sutton from the Fort Scott Community College website.

Sara Sutton, who earned an Associate of Science degree from Fort Scott Community College (FSCC), a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Kansas State University, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Pittsburg State University, was appointed as the Vice President of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development in February 2024. Sutton was to begin her official duties in the role on July 1, 2024, according to the college website.

Since 2018,  Sutton had taught in the FSCC Agriculture Department and coached the Meat Judging Team

Now, she will lead the college until a new president can be found.

The board had one public commenter before the executive sessions that was planned.

Steve Anthony said he has some international students living with his family and they play golf. Anthony asked the board if there is going to be a golf team next year, he would like to know to help his students plan for their next college year.

One executive session to discuss non-elected personnel included John Hill.

Another included the executive team of the college: Sutton, Sonia Gugnani, Gina Shelton, and Juley McDaniel.

One session included changing signing rights on the college’s bank account.

Following another executive session, the trustees resolved to suspend men’s and women’s golf, esports, and flag football and honor those scholarships for the 2024-25 school year.

They adjourned after an approximate 2.5-hour meeting.

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