HCC Leadership


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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...

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Dean of Instruction


Sharon Kibbe, M.S.M. joined the college in August 2018. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education, most recently employed at Bethany College as Visiting Professor of Business-Accounting prior to joining Highland Community College. She was also the Department Chair for Business at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas. Sharon is a native Kansan attending Pittsburg State University and Friends University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively. She is currently completing  a Doctorate in education from Grand Canyon University. Additionally, Sharon  worked in healthcare, running a non-profit hospice and assisted living facility in central Kansas.

Sharon has served on multiple community boards and is currently the secretary for the Nu Lambda sorority in Sabetha, Kansas.  She spends her free time working on her Doctorate degree and enjoying her family.

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Dean of Technical Education

Lucas Hunziger, Dean of Technical Education, came to Highland Community College from USD #449 where he was an Industrial Technology Instructor for 12 years.  He previously served as Director of Technical Education for Highland Community College for 7 years. Lucas is a native Kansan graduating from Atchison High School before earning a Bachelor Degree in Technology Education from Pittsburg State University.

He also holds a Master Degree in Education from Baker University and a Master Degree in School Leadership from Benedictine College.

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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