Meet The Staff


Becky Gilmore

Becky Gilmore
Student Support Services Director

785-442-6147 |

Hello all! I am Becky Gilmore, the Director for the Student Support Services (SSS) program. I am a graduate of HCC and Kansas State University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. My master’s degree was earned from the University of Kansas in Higher Education Administration. I started my career in higher education as the Regional Student Services Coordinator for HCC. After completing my master’s degree, I accepted a position at Missouri Western State University as the Assistant Director of Career Development. I also served as Director of Career Development at Benedictine College, Civil Engineering advisor at Texas A&M University, and as a Kinesiology advisor at Kansas State University before returning to Highland.

I am married with 3 children (all redheads!) and 5 grandchildren. I love being with family, playing piano, listening to praise music, watching KSU sports (GO CATS!) and pulling weeds.

Kim Bechtold

Kimberly Bechtold
Student Support Services Transfer Advisor

785-442-6052 |

Hey everyone! My name is Kim Bechtold and I'm beginning my 11th year working with the SSS program as the Transfer Advisor. I attended HCC and transferred to Northwest Missouri State University where Iearned a bachelor's degree in Merchandising. After working in the design field for a few years, I began my career in higher education as a Graduate Enrollment Advisor at Baker Universities Overland Park campus. The best part of my job here at Highland is getting to know our students and seeing how we can help them reach their goals!

Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my husband (Josh) and two kids (Mason-12 & Mila-8). The kids keep us busy with football, basketball, baseball, dance, and many other activities throughout the year. We love living in the country and letting our dog, Steven the boxer, run free! When I have time, Ilove reading, gardening, and watching reruns of New Girl or whatever series that makes me laugh. 

Bekkah Landoll


785-442-6110 |

Hi all! I am Amber Hutfles, the new SSS Retention/Tutor Coordinator. I couldn’t be more excited to serve in this role and work with you! If I have not had the opportunity to meet you, please come by and say hello! I grew up in a neighboring community, graduated from Highland Community College, and transferred to Kansas State University to complete a degree in Hospitality Management, with anemphasis in Event Management, and a minor in Business Management. While I was a student at Kansas State University, I received the "Extraordinary Student Award." This award is given to students who have been successful in their academic pursuits while facing opposition or significant obstacles.

After graduating from Kansas State University, I began my professional career in Manhattan, KS. Most recently, I served as the Talent Strategies Coordinator for the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. I have a passion for engaging and growing young people and community development. In 2022, I was awarded NextGen Under30 Kansas, a recognition program presented by the Kansas Department of Commerce honoring talented young adults in Kansas under the age of 30, for the contributions made in their communities.

I recently married Joel Hutfles and we decided to move back to the area to be closer to family. In my spare time, I volunteer on the Flint Hills Praise fest Board, stay active, and spend quality time with friends and family.

Bekkah Landoll

Renae Welch
Academic Specialist

Hello everyone! My name is Renae Welch, and this is my third year working as an Academic Specialist for SSS. If you ever need help proof-reading assignments or working on homework for English/Business classes, make sure you stop by and find me!


Since graduating Summa cum laude from Lincoln Christian University with a Bachelor in Business Administration, I have worked as a Social Media Coordinator and in higher education. Two very different fields that I really enjoy! When I’m not at HCC, I enjoy reading, road trips, and baking.

Bekkah Landoll

Deanna Beckmann
Office Assistant for Student Support Services

785.442.6058 |

Hello everyone! My name is Deanna Beckmann, and I am the office assistant for the SSS Program. I have been working with the SSS program for a little over a year! 

Deanna has been married to her husband, Kevin, since 1996. They have one child, Eric in 1998.  In Deanna’s spare time she has a second job at the local super center.

She enjoys spending time with family, riding ATV’s, going to model shows with her husband, & just hanging out.



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