Deborah Fox Smiling


Deborah Fox was named President of Highland Community College in 2019. Fox served as Director of Business Operations & Management for USD #446, Independence, Kansas School District. Previously, she served Highland Community College as the Vice President of Finance & Operations for 14 years and Assistant Dean of Regional Instruction for 3 years.

She holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education from Fort Hays State University and an MBA in General Administration from Pittsburg State University and is a native of Kansas.

Eric Ingmire

Vice President for Student Services

Dr. Eric Ingmire, Vice President for Student Services, came to the College from the Fremont Campus of Pueblo Community College where he was the Director of Student Services.  A native Kansan, Ingmire graduated from Berean Academy in Elbing, Manhattan Christian College with a bachelor’s degree, Kansas State University with a master’s degree in Counseling and Student Development, and completed a doctorate from Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership. more...

Erin Shaw

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Erin Shaw came to the College as Director of Highland's Perry Center in October 2014 from Truman State University in Missouri where she was an academic advisor.  She held previous positions at the University of Oklahoma, Covenant House Alaska, and Prince William Sound Community College. Shaw was born in Colby, Kansas, and grew up in Lawrence before attending high school in Alaska. more...

Randy Willy

Vice President for Finance and Operations

Randy Willy joined the College in May 2017 as the Vice President for Finance and Operations.  He previously served as the Vice President of Finance for Vancouver Career Colleges, which is the largest career college provider in Canada with thirty-seven locations throughout the country.  He has worked in higher education for over twenty years and has held senior financial leadership positions with Ellis University, Grantham University, and Concorde Career Colleges. more...































Board of Trustees

Vernie Coy (Wathena)

Charles Kenneth (Kenny) Huss (Troy)

Russell Karn (Highland)

Tom Smith, Chairperson (Highland)

Jason Taylor, Vice-Chairperson (Highland)

Carl Tharman, Secretary/Treasurer (Troy)

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