Office of the President

2015-2016 Annual Report

President’s Message

Dear Friends,

It has been a privilege to serve for the past three and a half years as the president of the second-largest community college in Kansas.  Butler Community College has once again had a dynamic and eventful year.

The 2015-16 academic year saw a flurry of activity. Every department and division of the college succeeded in furthering Butler Community College’s mission to be “difference-makers” in our students’ lives.  From athletics to fine arts, and culinary arts to livestock judging, Butler academic programs, student activities, and student organizations set standards of excellence and forged new paths through learning. 

This spring, we announced our partnership with the University of Kansas School of Nursing.  Butler nursing students accepted into the program are able to complete their bachelor’s degree from KU without ever leaving El Dorado!

We also expanded our partnership with TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and now offer associate degrees for TSA employees. And during the celebration year of our being at McConnell Airforce Base for 41 years, we were named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

A few additional points worthy of mention include:

  • Butler inaugurated another Early College Academy – Business/Entrepreneurship. Butler’s five academies provide opportunities for high school students to complete their associates degree and high school diploma at the same time.
  • Butler obtained continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Butler is the only two-year college in Kansas accredited by this international accrediting agency. ABET accredits programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  
  • Butler gained student internships that offered students hands-on learning experiences at FlightSafety International and HighTouch Technologies.
  • The college obtained continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for Butler’s Business programs.
  • Butler’s Livestock Judging Team won Champion Team Overall at the National Barrow Show, the American Royal, and Louisville, Ky this season, along with a multitude of other team and individual awards. 
  • Numerous Butler students won Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) and Kansas Collegiate Media Awards in several categories. 
  • Five Butler students qualified for Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference Competition.
  • Butler’s Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Honorary received Distinguished Chapter Officer, Distinguished College Project, 5-Star Chapter, Honorable Mention Most Improved Chapter, Horizon Advisor Awards at the regional convention, and four students were named to the 2016 Kansas All-Academic Team.
  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students participated in community fundraising events, including the Lord’s Diner Mystery Dinner, Novo Nordisk Partnership for Live Well with Diabetes event, and the People’s Choice Award where they won Death by Chocolate. The culinary arts program was awarded second in the state for the school’s culinary program by Best Choice Schools.

And of course, Butler continues its tradition of excellence in sports. The Lady Grizzlies Softball Team became the 2016 NJCAA Division I national champions finishing the season 53-4.  Butler’s Women’s Soccer team also advanced to the NJCAA Division I national tournament for the sixth straight year, finishing their season 21-3 and earning titles as the undefeated Jayhawk East Conference champions and the Region VI champions.  Putting us in the national spotlight as well, the Grizzlies hosted the National Cross Country Track Meet to more than 700 athletes and coaches in November. We continue to recruit outstanding Kansas athletes, as well as those from other states and nations. Our focus on student success both in the classroom and “on the field” creates a rich experience and learning opportunity for our student athletes.   

We are so grateful to all our wonderful supporters who have given to our Foundation. This past year, Butler was able to provide more than $3.5 million in scholarships for academic, activity, and athletic accomplishments, with the Foundation contributing more than $650,000 of that total to more than 600 students. Our $10 million Forever Butler Campaign exceeded its goal for much needed student support, scholarships, and academic programs. This generosity has indeed touched our hearts and will, in the future, allows the Foundation alone, to give more than $1 million in scholarships to Butler students. 

Next year, Butler will celebrate its 90th anniversary. We’re extremely proud that our mission and vision are more vital and vibrant than ever before.  Our mission of “developing responsible, involved, lifelong learners and contributing to the vitality of the communities we serve” guides our work to transform lives and be the college where thousands of tomorrows start every day.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Kimberly Krull






Butler Community College Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (Unaudited)

Revenue by Source  2015-2016  Total  Percent
 Student Sources  $19,330,886  33.8%
 Federal Sources  $78,062  0.1% 
 State Sources  $15,332,820  26.8% 
 County  $0  0% 
Local Sources  $13,160,368  23.0% 
 Other Sources  $9,360,993  16.3% 
Total $57,263,129 100.0%
Expenditure by  Sources 2015-2016 Total Percent
 Instruction & Academic  Support  $21,324,278  37.5% 
 Community Academic  Services  $0   0% 
 Student Services  $5,672,010  10.0% 
 Institutional Support  $13,924,012  24.5%
 Operations &  Maintenance  $3,547,172  6.2%
 Scholarships  $3,102,286  5.5% 
 Mandatory Transfers  $9,247,624  16.3% 
 Non-mandatory  Transfers  $0  0.0% 
 Auxilary  Enterprise  $0   0.0% 
Total $56,817,382 100.0%




Butler Community College Foundation Fiscal Year 2016 (Audited)

Total Current Assets: $2,132,056
Long Term Investments: $10,049,070
Property and Equipment: $8,393
Other Assets: $1,204,271
Total Assets: $13,393,790


Total Current Liabilities: $28,203
Long Term Liabilities: $55,492
Total Liabilities: $83,695


Net Assets
Unrestricted: $456,728
Temporarily Restricted: $3,609,702
Permanently Restricted: $9,243,665
Total Net Assets: $13,310,095


Total Liabilities and Net Assets: $13,393,790

2015-2016 Honor Roll of Donors