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McPherson, KS – Central Christian College of Kansas (CCCK) is pleased to announce that Bryan Blankenship has been elected as the newest member of the CCCK Foundation Board of Trustees (BOT), his term beginning in January 2021.
Bryan has a long history with CCCK – his initial connection with the college occurring in 1977 as a child. It was at that time that his father, David, was hired onto Central’s staff. Regarding that time in his life, Bryan recalls it being pivotal to his relationship with CCCK, saying,
I completed my last eight years of my K-12 education in McPherson, and as a result, in many ways I ‘grew up’ on Central’s campus.
Then, in 1985, he began his college education at Central, completing his A.A. in 1987. He would go to complete his Bachelor of Arts at Greenville College, graduating in 1989. In 1995, Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with his first of two master’s degrees, the first a Master of Business Administration. He followed that a short time later with a Master of Arts in Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary, graduating in 2007.
Alongside his pursuit of two master’s degrees, however, Bryan returned to Central. It was in 1996 when he was hired as a Network Administrator at CCCK, a job he held until 1999. Throughout some of that time, Bryan simultaneously worked as a Development Officer for CCCK, taking on that role from 1997-1998. It was through these jobs that he helped supervise all facets of annual giving to the institution as well as perform routine maintenance of computers and other jobs regarding technological services. In addition, Bryan was also employed as a Business Department Faculty Member beginning in 1996. He eventually rose to the level of Business Department Chair and kept that role until 2000 when he transitioned to the Business Office at CCCK, taking on the role of Director of Finance from 2000-2004.
Upon leaving Central in 2004, Bryan took a job as Executive Director of Finance at his alma mater, Asbury Theological Seminary. He was promoted to his current position in 2007 as Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO. He will soon complete his 18th year in that role.
President Favara looks forward to Bryan joining the Foundation BOT member, saying,
The Foundation continues to play a vital role in the advancement of the CCCK mission. The addition of Bryan Blankenship to the Foundation Board further strengthens the leadership that is being provided on behalf of the College. His immense experience and insight is further bolstered by strong institutional ties and knowledge. I look forward to his guidance and support.
Remembering his time at Central, Bryan had this to say,
I have continued to support the school with my prayers and finances since departing for another professional opportunity in 2004. I have a deep heart for CCC’s ministry!
We look forward to having Bryan join the Foundation BOT. His extensive experience in educational and non-profit administration and finance, as well as his excellent organizational, relational, and leadership skills, will be a huge asset to the team as they work to propel the mission of CCCK.
ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.