Faculty Association

Johnson County Community College full-time faculty may join the Faculty Association, which represents the interests of faculty in negotiating salaries and benefits with the college administration and the Board of Trustees. The FA also represents the faculty in other capacities, such as providing political advocacy at the local, state and national levels.


The Johnson County Community College Faculty Association is a member of the Kansas NEA and NEA. It was chartered in 1979 and has represented the individual and collective interests of its members for over 30 years. JCCCFA/KNEA/NEA is also the exclusive bargaining agent under the Kansas Professional Negotiations Act

Membership in the FA/KNEA provides members with a number of benefits, including a $1,000,000 insurance coverage for attorney assistance with liability-related issues.

Officers of the JCCCFA are elected annually.

For 2016-2017, the officers are:

Dennis Arjo, President
Professor and Chair, Philosophy & Religion
GEB 151A, Box 36, ext. 3486
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Melanie Harvey, Vice President
Associate Professor of Chemistry
SCI 224D, Box 19, ext. 3689
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Rhonda Barlow, Secretary
Professor Mathematics
OCB 311, Box 29, ext. 4732
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Brett Cooper, Treasurer
Assistant Professor, Math Resource Center
CLB 212C, Box 29, ext. 3579
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Jim Leiker, UniServ Representative
Professor of History
OCB 342D, Box 36, ext.
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Ron Palcic, Past President
Professor of Mathematics
CLB 225, Box 29, ext. 4566
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The FA office is in GEB 237.

For more information, visit the JCCC Faculty Association blog.

Faculty Association Blog