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MCCA Leadership

Brian Millner

Brian Millner

President and CEO

Brian Millner is the President and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association. Formerly serving as Chief of Staff at the University of Missouri and as the legislative director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Millner began his tenure in September 2017.

Presidents and Chancellors Council

The Missouri Community College Association is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors Council. This group is comprised of the president or chancellor of each of Missouri’s community colleges, who meet on a monthly basis.

Executive Committee

Dr. Lenny Klaver
Dr. Lenny Klaver | Chair 
Dr. Barbara Kavalier
Dr. Barbara R. Kavalier | Vice Chair
Dr. Wesley Payne
Dr. Wesley Payne | Past Chair
Dr. Hal Higdon
Dr. Hal L. Higdon | Senior Member

Council Members

Dr. Jon Bauer
Dr. Jon Bauer
Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Dr. Katricia Pierson
Dr. Katricia Pierson

President, Crowder College

Dr. Dena McCaffrey
Dr. Dena McCaffrey

President, Jefferson College

Dr. Joe Gilgour
Dr. Joe Gilgour
Dr. Joanna Anderson
Dr. Joanna Anderson
Dr. Jeff Lashley
Dr. Jeff Lashley
Dr. Jeff Pitmann
Dr. Jeff L. Pittman

Advisory Board

MCCA’s Advisory Board supports association members’ professional development, provides members with opportunities for networking, and advocates on behalf of community colleges. The Board is elected by MCCA's general membership and includes representatives of each of the association’s departments — administrators, classified staff, faculty, and trustees.

Executive Committee

Kathryn Neff | Chair
Administrative Department
Mineral Area College
Elected 2019; term through 2023

Ann Hartley | Vice-Chair
Trustee Department
East Central College
Elected 2021; term through 2025

Kristy Edmondson | Chair-Elect
Classified Staff Department
Metropolitan Community College
Elected 2021; term through 2024

Melissa Wittmer | Past Chair
Faculty Department
Ozarks Technical Community College
Elected 2017; term through 2022

Board Members