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    November 2021 Meeting: Kevin Kelley from Peaslee Tech

    Date: November 9, 2021, 11:45am
    Jayhawk SHRM Board
    In-Person: Maceli's Banquet Hall - 1031 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044

    Virtual: ZOOM - Instructions Below
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    Dr. Kevin Kelley

    First Chief Executive Officer for the Dwayne Peaslee Technichal Training Center

    (Pictured second from the right receiving a donation from the Lawrence Freemasons of the Acacia Lodge)

    "Workforce Development in the Community"

    Kevin Kelley will walk us through the many ways that Workforce Development opportunities are created in this community, the design and success of customized training developed with many industries, developing pipelines of trained individuals through workforce development efforts, along with the growth of opportunities created and sustained through the partnerships, skill development avenues, resources developed as part of the Peaslee Tech initiatives, and the vast expansion of opportunities and training facilities that serve this community. 


    Dr. Kevin W. Kelley currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Kevin joined Peaslee Tech following his retirement from Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City. Prior to joining MCC, he served in several leadership roles at Donnelly and Saint Mary Colleges, including Interim President, as well as Vice-President & Academic Dean.

    Before entering the field of higher education and after serving in the United States Marine Corps, Kelley spent 10 years as the founder and president of Kansas City-based IPAC Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial adhesives and coatings. He sold the company in 1995 and returned to college, ultimately earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from Northcentral University. IPAC Corporation has continuously operated since he founded it in 1985, at the age of 29.

    Dr. Kelley was a founder of the successful movement to unify the City of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas. Over his career he has served on many boards and engaged in numerous civic and faith activities. He resides with his wife Dr. Teresa Kelley in Lawrence, Kansas, the place of his birth.


    Maceli's Banquet Hall - 1031 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044 **Parking is available on the street and in the parking garage one block north.


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