Flint Hills Technical College
|Flint Hills Technical College|
|Type||Public coed two-year technical college|
|Location||3301 W. 18th Ave
Emporia, Kansas, USA 66801
Flint Hills Technical College (FHTC) is a two-year public institution of higher education nestled in the rolling hills of east-central Kansas. It is located at the intersection of I-35 and the Kansas Turnpike in Emporia, Kansas, a city in the heart of the beautiful rangeland known as the Flint Hills and just a short distance from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
The college was founded in 1963 when the Emporia Board of Education made application to the Kansas State Board of Education. The college received associate degree granting status by an act of the Kansas Legislature during the 1995 Legislative Session. On July 1, 1999, by an act of the Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Board of Regents became the coordinating body of FHTC at the state level. As a result of Senate Bill 7 signed in May 2003, Flint Hills Technical College was allowed to pursue autonomy from the Emporia Public School District. On July 1, 2004 Flint Hills Technical College became autonomous from USD #253. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited Flint Hills Technical College on February 6, 2007.
The Kansas Board of Regents governs six universities and coordinates and supervises Kansas’ 19 community colleges, five technical colleges, and five technical schools. Within Kansas Board of Regents’ purview is the establishment of policies related to all institutions and the approval of all programs and course offerings. Courses may be submitted for approval on an as-needed basis, and program approvals may be submitted monthly. Institutions that wish to deliver approved programs or courses within the service area governed by the Flint Hills Technical College.
Board of Trustees
FHTC is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. The Board of Trustees possess all of the powers of a body corporate for the purposes created by or that may exist under provisions of the law of the State of Kansas to exercise such rights and privileges as may be necessary for the management and administration of FHTC. The Board has the responsibility for the development and operation of FHTC in accordance with provisions of the Kansas law and the standards of the Kansas Board of Regents.
- Teresa Briggs - Board of Trustees Chair
- Grant Riles - Board of Trustees Vice Chair
- Mark Whitfield
- Dr. Jim Williams
- Beth Voorhees
- Joe Pimple
- Mark Remmert