Independence Community College accepts President Barwicks’ resignation

The Independence Community College (ICC) Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of ICC President Dr. Dan Barwick during their regularly scheduled meeting June 27, 2019. Barwick resigned his position effective June 30, 2019 after having served as president since June of 2011.

We wish Dr. Barwick well in all his future endeavors and appreciate his dedicated service to the college and this community,” said Board Chair Valerie DeFever. “His work has been transformative to many students and staff over the past eight years.”

Trustees will be appointing an interim president to run college operations during the search for a permanent replacement. Trustees also announced they would be hiring an independent firm to facilitate a nationwide hiring search. In the coming weeks, the college will be hosting a series of community meetings to begin the hiring process.

“This is an exciting time of change and growth for ICC,” DeFever said. “We are confident we will find the right person to lead the college through the new five-year strategic plan and into its next century.”

Independence Community College (ICC) is a two-year educational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. First established in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system, Independence Community College legally separated from the school district as its own entity which began offering college courses in the fall of 1970. Currently, ICC’s educational and support programming includes 35 programs of study for Associate of Arts and/or Science degrees, 11 programs of study for Certificate completion,  Student Support ServicesUpward Bound, men’s and women’s athletic programs and a variety of campus organizations and activities.