Dr. Joseph M. Sopcich
Dr. Joseph M. Sopcich is the fifth president of Johnson County Community College.
Dr. Sopcich has been with JCCC since 1992, serving over the years as executive director of institutional advancement, vice president of institutional advancement and government affairs, executive vice president of administrative services and executive vice president/chief financial officer. His recent achievements include the implementation of a new approach to building the college’s $140 million operating budget, resulting in a reduction in expenses and reallocation behind strategic priorities, and the completion of a successful fundraising campaign for the college’s new Hospitality and Culinary Academy.
Dr. Sopcich’s honors include a Fulbright Award in 2011, when he traveled to Russia to present seminars on the merits of American community colleges; the Colleague of the Year award from the JCCC Foundation in 2010 in recognition of his dedication to JCCC students and programming; and the Faculty Leadership award in 2008 given by the JCCC Faculty Association in recognition of his leadership and support of JCCC’s faculty. He has taught as an adjunct in the college’s business division since 2006. Sopcich earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD from the University of Kansas.