Office of the President
2014-2015 Annual Report
The 2014-2015 academic year has been a whirlwind. Despite the state’s budget landscape and increased competition both in the region and online, Butler again, finished this year in strong fashion.
As the second-largest community college and the sixth-largest higher education institution in Kansas, Butler served more than 13,000 students from all over the state, the United States, and the world. Our success continues to be grounded in the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff. It is that collective passion to work tirelessly to open new and exciting doors to the right career path for students of all ages that motivates us. Our innovative faculty and staff are committed to creating unique and engaging learning environments with a focus on helping students develop the skills and abilities needed for the 21st century.
As always, we have a college-wide commitment focused on student success. Embedded within our culture is a dynamic and innovative learning environment. This past year, we launched a new Early College Academy for high school juniors and seniors in both Public Safety and Manufacturing Engineering. Our Early College Academies introduce students to career fields while they are still in high school and, in the process, provide an avenue for earning industry certifications and two-year degree completion at the same time they are completing their high school diplomas. Butler also has Early College Academies in Health Sciences and Information Technology. With students thriving in these learning environments and, as the only college in Kansas providing such pathways, we are already preparing to launch more.
Ever conscious of the cost of education, we believe Butler’s outstanding educational opportunities must be affordable and accessible to all. Therefore, in Fall 2013 we launched Start Smart, a new cost savings program designed to benefit high school students who earn Butler credit prior to high school graduation. Students, their families, and Butler are now seeing the benefit of this initiative. High school students who enroll full time at Butler within a year of their high school graduation are credited for tuition paid to Butler while in high school for courses they completed with a “C” or higher. Since its inception, Butler Community College has credited $206,707.50 in tuition back to students. Those dollars saved can then be used to begin careers or pay for additional courses upon transfer to a four-year institution.
In addition, the external support demonstrated for Butler has been heartwarming and inspirational. This past year, our Foundation announced The Forever Butler Campaign, an effort to raise $10 million to support student scholarships and programs. The efforts to date have raised more than $8.4 million! We are well on our way! In addition, The Forever Butler Campaign established endowed chairs in both nursing and the Early College IT Academy. This is astounding as endowed chairs are a blessing many community colleges cannot claim.
As we continue to make a difference in the lives of our students, we remain grateful to so many who support our efforts with gifts to the Foundation. As always, a heartfelt thank you for your support of our students and interest in Butler Community College as we inspire, empower, and transform lives.
Dr. Kimberly Krull
Butler Community College Fiscal Year 2014 -2015 (Unaudited)
|Revenue by Source 2014-2015||Total||Percent|
|Expenditure by Sources 2014-2015||Total||Percent|
|Instruction & Academic Support||$20,248,628||37.5%|
|Community Academic Services||$0||0%|
|Operations & Maintenance||$4,553,089||8.4%|
Butler Community College Foundation Fiscal Year 2015 (Audited)
Total Current Assets: $3,361,270
Long Term Investments: $10,748,331
Property and Equipment: $11,011
Other Assets: $17,366
Total Assets: $14,137,979
Total Current Liabilities: $70,956
Long Term Liabilities: $57,426
Total Liabilities: $128,383
Temporarily Restricted: $4,828,252
Permanently Restricted: $8,717,470
Total Net Assets: $14,009,596
Total Liabilities and Net Assets: $14,137,979