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community college administrator

Thomas Richard Burke, American community college administrator. Education Professions Development Act fellow, 1970-1972.


Burke, Thomas Richard was born on October 2, 1944 in St. Louis. Son of Lloyd Richard and Frances Elizabeth (Yelton) Burke.


Bachelor, University Mississippi, 1970. Master of Arts, University Mississippi, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Mississippi, 1981.


Instructor, Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 1972-1974, assistant professor, 1974-1977, associate professor of history, 1977-1980, acting president, 1977, dean instruction, 1976-1980. Vice president Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 1980-1986. President Independence Community College, 1986^, Kansas City (Kansas) Community College Chairman City of Poplar Bluff History Commission.


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.


Served with United States Air Force, 1965-1969. Education Professions Development Act fellow, 1970-1972. Member American Association Community and Junior Colls., American Vocational Association, Missouri Association Community and Junior Colls.

(chairman 1984-1985), Kansas Association Community Colls. (chairman), S.E. Kansas Consortium Colleges Universities, Missouri History Association Delta Kappa. Lodges: Scottish Rite.


Married Sara Lou Janes, July 3, 1969. 1 child, Kimberly Ayre.

Lloyd Richard Burke

Frances Elizabeth (Yelton) Burke

Sara Lou Janes

Kimberly Ayre Burke