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Grote, James Robert was born on March 14, 1945 in Hays, Kansas, United States. Son of Henry and Hilda Laurs (Roeder) Grote.


Bachelor of Science, University Kansas, 1967. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, 1980.


Instructor, department head Norton (Kansas) Community Schools, 1968—1977. Dean community service Colby (Kansas) Community College, 1974—1978. Dean institutional advancement, 1983—1987.

Dean instruction Fort Scott Community College (Kansas), 1980—1983. Former president Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, Michigan. President Seward Community College, Liberal, Kansas, 1994—2003.

Chairman Western Kansas Community Service, Colby, 1976—1977. Technical advisor Kansas 1202 Commission, Topeka, 1977—1978. Consultant Lake Region Community College, Devils Lake, North Dakota, 1979—1980.

Secretary Kansas Council Deans Insurance, Topeka, 1981—1982. Member Kansas State Board Nursing, Topeka, 1976—1980, State Department Education grantee, Topeka, 1974—1983.


Member of Kansas Association Community College, National Association Public Continuing and Adult Education, American Management Association, American Association Community and Junior Colleges, American Higher Education Association, Knights of Columbus, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Linda M. Stephens, June 9, 1972. Children: Curtis James, Stephanie.

Henry Grote

Hilda Laurs (Roeder) Grote

Linda M. Stephens

Curtis James Grote

Stephanie Grote