The Board of Trustees of Central Christian College of Kansas is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for President Hal Hoxie (pictured at right). Retired Col. Hoxie will be transitioning into the role of president of the Butterfield Memorial Foundation located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Board of Trustees greatly appreciates the strong, dedicated service President and Mrs. Hoxie have provided Central Christian College.
Hoxie has served as president of Central Christian College of Kansas for over eight exciting years. Under his leadership, the college has continued to focus on a Christ-centered education for character, while continuing to execute a long-term strategic plan to ensure campus sustainability. Additionally, President Hoxie has been instrumental in developing an online division that facilitated enrollment growth to over 1,000 students.
During his tenure, President Hoxie has successfully presided over two accreditation visits and has significantly improved the college’s overall financial position. He implemented the College Work Program (CWP), which has had the dual effect of reducing operational costs and allowing students to work while attending college with little to no debt. In correlation with the CWP, and with full support of the board, President Hoxie initiated several small auxiliary businesses that provided job opportunities for students. These businesses, which include Kids’ Kampus Daycare, Kansas Certification Testing Center, Two Tigers and a Truck, and Heartbeat Coffee, provide 40 student jobs and also supplemental fiscal resources for the college.
Board Chair Dr. Gary Anderson said, “It is with sincere regret, along with a sense of excitement, that we accepted President Hoxie’s resignation. We as the Board of Trustees are very pleased with the progress that has been made under his leadership. We are also excited that he will continue to support our college in his role as president of the Butterfield Foundation. The trustees celebrate President Hoxie’s sense of God’s calling and look forward to a continued relationship in his new role. He and his wife, Kathy, will be sincerely missed.”
As part of its transition plan, the board has appointed the Rev. Dr. Leonard Favara (pictured at left) as interim president. Favara has served the college for over 18 years and has full support of the board to execute the strategic mission of the college during the transition. Anderson said, “Dr. Favara has served extremely well during his tenure as our provost, and we anticipate the same in his role as interim president of Central Christian College.”