Central Christian College announces presidential transition

By KBBE News
May 17, 2018

Central Christian College of Kansas President Hal Hoxie has reached a mutual agreement with the Board of Trustees, making his resignation effective June 1, 2018. The agreement provides an opportunity for Colonel Hal Hoxie, USAF (Ret.) to transition to role of President of the Butterfield Foundation in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hoxie has served as President of CCCK for over eight years. Under his leadership, CCCK has continued to offer a Christ-Centered education for Character, while continuing to execute a long-term strategic plan to ensure campus sustainability. He has been instrumental in developing an online division that facilitated enrollment growth to over 1,000 students..

During his tenure, 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 program, and with full support of the Board, 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, as well as supplemental fiscal resources for the college..

Board Chair Gary Anderson said, "It is with sincere regret that we accepted President Hoxie’s resignation but as a Board, we are very pleased with the progress that has been made under his leadership. We are also excited that he will continue to support Central Christian College in his role as president of the Butterfield Foundation. The Trustees certainly understand President Hoxie’s sense of Christian calling and look forward to continue partnership in his new role. He and his wife Kathy will be sincerely missed.".

As part of its transition plan, the Board has appointed Rev. Dr. Leonard Favara, 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..

*The Butterfield Foundation, named for Rev. And Mrs. Ralph Butterfield, was formed in 2005, after the sale of Deaconess Hospital. The proceeds of the sale provided the basis for the establishment of the Foundation, which provides grants to Christian nonprofit organizations. In addition, the Foundation maintains the Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Center and the Open Arms Clinic.