Members of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees have nominated their chairman, Mike Johnson, for the Regional Trustee Leadership Award of the Association of Community College Trustees.
Board member Leonard Bunselmeyer announced the nomination on Tuesday when trustees held their April study session.
“Mike has been serving on the board for 18 years and has gone above and beyond to make sure the board runs efficiently and that Barton is well represented in the community and that Kansas community colleges are well represented Topeka,” Bunselmeyer said.
“Mike is the kind of guy to speak up in support of community colleges and their missions. It’s been said actions speak louder than words. With Mike, both what he says and what he does are aligned.
“Seeing the time he takes out of his work and personal life to devote to Barton, it’s apparent this college holds a special place in his heart, and to him this work is obviously a worthy cause.”
Johnson has served at the board’s Kansas ACCT representative for many years and has served as president of that board. He said he would allow the college to complete his nomination for the award, on the condition that it did not involve at lot of BCC employees’ time.
The nomination will be completed by the June deadline and if Johnson is selected as a regional award winner he’ll receive recognition at the ACCT Leadership Congress in September. Regional recipients are automatically in the running for the national award, which is announced at the same event in September.