Metropolitan Community College has named Kirk A. Nooks as the new president of the college’s Longview campus in Lee’s Summit.
Nooks replaces Fred Grogan, who has been president of MCC-Longview for 28 years and will retire at the end of June.
Nooks comes to MCC-Longview from Georgia Highlands College, where he currently serves as both campus dean for the college’s Marietta campus and executive liaison for diversity initiatives. He has been at GHC for four years, during which time campus enrollment has increased by over 35 percent academic and student services have been expanded and the academic and office space allocation has more than doubled.
Before GHC, Nooks served in various leadership roles at Northern Virginia Community College, including dean of student services and assistant professor. Previously, he was director of the office of institutional initiatives and governance at Prince George’s Community College (Md.).
Before transitioning to a career in higher education, Nooks worked as an engineering project manager at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and as an account executive with Core Management Resources, Inc.
An engineer by trade, Nooks has more than 15 years of experience in education, business and engineering.