Don Weiss, who has served on the Johnson County Community College board for five years, has announced he is resigning.
The board accepted Weiss’ resignation at its meeting Thursday night and said it would appoint someone to finish out his term, which expires June 30, 2015.
Weiss, of Olathe, could not be reached for comment, but at the meeting he told the board he was resigning because of “professional responsibilities.”
He works as dean of evening, weekend and graduate studies for Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University in Kansas City.
Johnson County residents elected Weiss to the JCCC board in 2007. He served as board chairman for two years, beginning in 2010. He served on the board’s audit, finance and learning quality committees and as the board liaison to the JCCC Foundation, the Collegial Steering Committee and the Johnson County Education Research Triangle.
“He has balanced the interests of both the college and community,” board chairwoman Melody Rayl said. “We’re grateful for his time with us, and we’ll miss his insight, wisdom and guidance.”
Anyone interested in the seat is asked to submit an application and a resumé to Johnson County Community College, Attn: Richard France, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan. 66210.
Applications may be picked up in room 211 of the General Education Building on campus and may also be found online. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 9.
The board will review applications and narrow them to a list of finalists at its Nov. 15 meeting. Candidates will be interviewed at a special meeting Nov. 17. The new board member will be seated at the following monthly meeting on Dec. 13.