Title: Associate Dean for Program Development and Administration
Section: Academic and Professional Programs
Address: 1615 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: 202 Global Campus Building
- Expansion of academic and professional program opportunities through K-State Global Campus
- Identification of improvement strategies for current programs
- Expansion of relationships with industry for distance program opportunities
- Representation of K-State Global Campus on university committees
Duane M. Dunn is currently serving as interim dean for K-State Global Campus. In addition, he continues to direct the activities of the Global Campus Academic and Professional Programs unit. Duane joined K-State Global Campus in 2015 with over 30 years of experience in education as teacher and administrator. He holds an associate degree from Colby Community College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture education from Kansas State University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration also from K-State.
Dunn’s prior educational experience in community and technical colleges include serving as dean of occupational education at Pratt Community College, president at Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC), and president at Seward County Community College (SCCC). During his tenure of leadership, he has led transition of MATC to an independently governed college and accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, and the merger of Southwest Kansas Technical School with SCCC. He developed and led the implementation of over $9million in federal grants at SCCC for new program development, implementation of improved student support programs, and construction of instructional facilities.
He has served as chair of the Kansas Association of Technical Schools and Colleges, chair of the Kansas Community College Council of Presidents, chair of the president leadership for EduKan a consortium of Kansas community colleges providing online associate degrees, and as a member of the Kansas Cavalry economic development team. He served on the Kansas Board of Regents’ technical education funding distribution committee, the credit for prior learning taskforce, and leadership search teams. Dunn also served on the president’s advisory board for the Association of Community College Trustees (AACT) and the commission on academic, student and community development for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). His presentations include those to the AACC, ACCT, the National Council on Workforce Education.
Dunn has been recognized as the recipient of the Shirley B. Gordon presidential leadership award by the Phi Theta Kappa, two-year college honor society; the High Plains Daily Leader citizen of the year, and Liberal Chamber of Commerce distinguished citizen.
He is a Trustee with the Great Manhattan Community Foundation, a Paul Harris fellow with the Manhattan Rotary Club, and serves on the Undergraduate Programming Council, the Council on Academic Policy and Procedures, and assessment team at K-State.