Bob Drummond, a longtime member of the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees, has decided to resign.
“This has not been an easy decision to reach because I have spent most of my career in education,” Drummond said in a statement announcing his decision. “However, as I am concluding my 25th year in elected office, it is proper that I step aside so another Johnson County citizen can have the same honor that I have been blessed to hold.”
The board will consider his resignation during their meeting on March 24.
“Trustee Drummond personifies public service. His commitment to education in Johnson County is without parallel,” said Joe Sopcich, president at JCCC.
Drummond has served on the board nearly seven years. He was elected in 2009 and served until 2013, during which time he was acting board treasurer from 2010 to 2012.
He was then appointed to the board in October 2013 to fill a seat vacated by Melody Rayl.
Over the years, he’d also served on the board’s management and human resources committees and was a liaison to the JCCC collegial steering committee.
Greg Musil, board chair, said Drummond “has been a fixture” in Johnson County education for a quarter century. “He has sacrificed time, energy and treasure to help ensure our public education system is the best it can be.”
The trustees will appoint a replacement for the rest of Drummond’s term, which ends in January 2018.
Interested persons can submit an application to the Overland Park college. The board will choose a person to fill Drummond’s seat from among the submitted applications.