Cowley College Foundation Board selects Dr. Kori Gregg as the first chief executive officer

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
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ARKANSAS City, Kansas - Cowley College Foundation Board Chair Mike Munson announced today the selection of Dr. Kori Gregg to serve as the Foundation’s first chief executive officer.

“With the centennial of the college in a few years and the need to grow philanthropy in support of the College, the Foundation Board of Directors have made a historic decision,” Munson said. “We have hired the Foundation’s first chief executive.”

According to Munson, the decision marks an important step in the growth and advancement of the Foundation. Philanthropy in America has reached record levels.

The Foundation is committed to ensuring that the resources and tools required to grow philanthropy in support of the College are in place.  “About $450 billion is gifted each year in America,” said Munson.  About $3 billion in Kansas, annually.” 

“Like other college foundations, we are dedicating ourselves to becoming ever more professional as we engage alumni and friends to support our students and college,” said John Sturd, Foundation Board Vice-Chair.  “Growing philanthropy requires a full-time professional dedicated to building relationships.”

Dr. Kori Gregg holds multiple degrees including a Ph.D. from the nationally acclaimed Community College Leadership Program from the University of Texas at Austin. Gregg has distinguished herself working with such educational institutions as Butler Community College, Community College of Denver, and Cowley College. 

“Her administrative and fundraising experience are important skills as the Foundation enters its next fifty years of service to the students of Cowley College and to the Arkansas City community,” said Munson.

“As we push forward in support of the College,” said Munson, “our motto is ‘Students first, community always!”