JCCC Board of Trustees: We Want A Voice
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Jon Stewart
Greg Musil
Johnson County Community College
Board of Trustees
Trustee Chair
Melody Rayl
Trustee Vice Chair
Bob Drummond
Trustee Treasurer
Jerry Cook
Trustee Secretary
Stephanie Sharp

JCCC Board of Trustees: We Want A Voice

    1. Miguel Morales
    2. Petition by

      Miguel Morales

      Olathe, KS

This week the JCCC Board of Trustees will select a new member. 

Trustees decide everything from raising tuition to building new classrooms to hiring a new president. 

The campus community needs a representative who walks the halls of JCCC every day and who understands the struggle and sacrifice it takes to change their lives through education.

My name is Miguel M. Morales and I can be that voice. I am a former JCCC Diversity Fellow, I have served on several campus committees, and I was the student journalist responsible for uncovering allegations of sexual harassment by former JCCC President Charles Carlsen. Those allegations led to his abrupt retirement and challenged the Board's way of governing. 

I have twice served as a candidate for the Board of Trustees and was endorsed by The Kansas City Star

“Miguel M. Morales, of Olathe, is a former student who won national awards for his work as a writer and editor for The Ledger, the student newspaper. Morales campaigned for greater transparency from the college's board and administration. Those values would suit him well as a trustee … As the son of a migrant farm worker, he would be a valuable voice for first-generation and minority students.” 

I am a former migrant farmworker. I know what work is and I know the value of education. I also know that students need a voice in the college’s decision-making process. 

Next year the board will select a new college president.

This is our chance to affect change at our college.

Recent signatures


    1. Thanks for you support

      Miguel Morales
      Petition Organizer

      I'm sorry to report that the JCCC Board of Trustees did not select me as a candidate for the vacant seat on the board. Once again, I'm disappointed by my own college's inability to do the right thing. However, I'm humbled by each of you who put your name to this petition. Thank you so much.


    2. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • William Suarez LENEXA, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      Because Miguel would make a great representative in the Board and because the Board needs more diversity.

    • Jan Rog KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Mr. Miguel Morales is genuine, creative, and inspirational to our young adults today. His poetry and stories have reached my own students in extraordinary ways, and he always represents the best of he -- what we -- can be.

    • Brian Long OVERLAND PARK, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      Miguel Morales has already proven his devotion to the college through his years of service. Having been a student and an employee he has a keen awareness of the needs of the student body. His awareness of the needs of the campus will be an asset to the Board of Trustees.

    • cameron fletcher OLATHE, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      Miguel and I may not see eye to eye on a few things but he's a great asset and I know he'll ruffle some feathers. Hopefully ruffle enough feathers that I can end my boyçott

      • over 1 year ago

      I completely support Mr. Miguel Morales for JCCC Board of Trustees opening because is time students and faculties have their own voice.


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