Effective Leadership and Theory – EDACE 857

Course Meeting Location, Times, and Dates

Credit Hours: 4

Location: Zoom, in-person during residency week, and via Canvas

Course dates: May 1 – July 24, 2023

Zoom 1, Saturday, May 6, 2023   ( all Zoom times 11:00 am-3:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Central, 8:00 am-12:00noon Pacific)

Zoom 2, Saturday, May 20, 2023

Residency Week June 12-June 16, 2023 Kansas State University- Olathe Campus 

Opening Session- Monday, June 12, 2023, 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm Kansas State University Olathe Innovation Campus

Closing Session Friday, June 16, 2023, 8:30 am- noon wrap up.

Zoom 3, Saturday, July 8, 2023

Zoom 4, Saturday, July 15, 2023

Dr. Terry Calaway

Dr. Terry Calaway

Dr. Terry Callaway Biography

Dr. Terry Calaway retired from Johnson County Community College after 36 successful years in the community college world, the final 11 years as a community college CEO. During his tenure, Dr. Calaway led two different colleges (Central Arizona College and Johnson County Community College) in their efforts to reach the pinnacle of success and quality. Each of these two outstanding colleges was a pilot school in the Higher Learning Commission – Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) which focuses on the improvement of college academics, business practices, and overall operations.

At Johnson County Community College, Dr. Calaway led efforts to renew and revitalize the curriculum and evaluate programs and services which resulted in significant enrollment growth and increases in student success and completion.  He initiated a center for innovation designed to provide a venue for faculty and staff to explore ideas centered on a concept of appreciative inquiry.

While at Johnson County Community College, Dr. Calaway provided executive leadership to the National Community College Benchmark Project, a nationally recognized, voluntary data collection collaborative of over 450 colleges that provides baseline data for academic and financial program growth and improvement.

Among his other achievements are:

  • Recognition by faculty and staff for a collaborative and dynamic leadership style
  • Assessment and development of new degree programs
  • A focus on learner engagement and success results in increased enrollment and student completion/retention rates
  • Revision of articulation and transfer agreements with state universities
  • Dramatic improvements in organizational culture
  • Development of significant partnerships with local employers and K-12 school districts

With more than 60,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes at the time of his retirement, Johnson County Community College was the largest undergraduate institution in Kansas with an annual budget of $230 million.

Calaway now teaches Public Policy and Board/CEO Relations, Transformational Leadership, and other courses for doctoral students within the Community College Leadership Program at Kansas State University.

Dr. Calaway holds a doctorate in education administration from The University of Texas at Austin, and in 2004 was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate by the University’s College of Education.

Dr. Sandy Robinson

Dr. Sandy Robinson

Dr. Sandy Robinson Bio

Dr. Sandy L. Robinson most recently served as the Operations Manager at Mayo Clinic for the Alix School of Medicine. In this role she was responsible for the Medical School Operations on the Florida campus and the admissions for the entire medical school. Preceding her role at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Robinson served as Florida State College at Jacksonville “FSCJ” as the President of the North Campus and the Nassau Center for three years.

Dr. Robinson’s previous position, prior to her move to Jacksonville, was held at Cuyahoga Community College where she served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Robinson has worked in various positions in higher education for over 30 years. Dr. Robinson is currently a Professor of Practice at Kansas State University serving in the Education Leadership program.

Dr. Robinson received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions from The Ohio State University, her Master of Education from Cleveland State University, and her PhD from Kent State University, in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Robinson began her career as a Respiratory Care Therapist responsible for adult, pediatric and neonatal care for Dayton Hospital. Dr. Robinson then moved to Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio to serve as their Clinical Instructor, along with clinical instruction for Respiratory Care students at Cuyahoga Community College where she supervised the Respiratory Care staff.

Dr. Robinson received numerous honors from the National Technical Association and the YWCA for her education leadership. She also served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Ohio Network, which is a Division of the American Council on Education/Office of Women in Higher Education while serving as the Co-Coordinator for the State of Ohio. Dr. Robinson is currently the Board Chair for serving ElderSource.

Sandy is married to Mr. Frank Robinson Jr., a retired NASA Engineer, who is currently serving as the program director for STEM2Hub here in Jacksonville. Sandy and Frank have two adult children, Daanicia Robinson, and Frank Robinson III, Daughter-in-Law, Ashley Robinson and one grandchild, Cora Lynn. Sandy has served as a leader of the Girls in Cleveland and currently volunteers with Jacksonville’s Girls Inc. Sandy interests include exercising, reading, traveling, mentoring young adults, and mentoring future higher education professionals