Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College
(FSCC) is pleased to announce Charles McKown has been named Dean of Research
and Technology. Dean McKown was formerly
the Director of Institutional Research.
Clayton Tatro praised McKown’s efforts at the college, “Over the last few
months, Charles has proven his value and worth, visiting with multiple
departments and individuals to assess what information we need to more
effectively perform our jobs. As a
result of his work the last few months, along with his track record as a
long-term administrator, Charles is being named Dean of Research and Technology.”
Dean McKown added, “I am excited about this opportunity at Fort Scott Community
College. Based on my previous experiences at Barton County Community
College and Cowley College, I am confident that I will be able to help FSCC
utilize data better to make decisions. That should help make the college
even stronger and more effective in meeting the needs of our students and the
McKown has over 26 years of experience in community
college administration, technology and teaching. Most recently he served as Vice President of
Research and Technology at Cowely College in Arkansas City. McKown has also worked and taught with
Barton County Community College.
McKown is also well known as a member of the POISE
(Jenzabar-PX) Users Group Board of Directors.
He has served as president on three occasions and is currently the board
treasurer. McKown’s work with POISE has
been further recognized by a Distinguished Service Award from the South Central
POISE Users Group known as the “Libby.”
The “Libby” has only been given out twelve times in 35 years.
McKown studied economics with Northwestern
University and computer science with Wichita State University’s graduate