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WATC leader Kinkel picked for job in Tennessee

Wichita Area Technical College president Tony Kinkel shakes hands with Shocker Pathway students Roxanna Gularte and Hasanul Khokon after a press conference announcing the launch of Shocker Pathway. The program is a partnership between WATC and Wichita State University that creates a joint associate of arts degree. Students will benefit because the program lowers the cost of getting a degree and removes the hassle of transferring from one school to another, said Tony Kinkel, WATC president. (April 20, 2015)
Wichita Area Technical College president Tony Kinkel shakes hands with Shocker Pathway students Roxanna Gularte and Hasanul Khokon after a press conference announcing the launch of Shocker Pathway. The program is a partnership between WATC and Wichita State University that creates a joint associate of arts degree. Students will benefit because the program lowers the cost of getting a degree and removes the hassle of transferring from one school to another, said Tony Kinkel, WATC president. (April 20, 2015) The Wichita Eagle

Anthony G. Kinkel, current president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas, has been picked to serve as president of Motlow State Community College in Tennessee.

According to a news release from Motlow State, the Tennessee Board of Regents will vote on Kinkel’s selection Wednesday.

Kinkel was chosen to lead WATC by the Kansas Board of Regents System in December 2010.

Before moving to Kansas, Kinkel served as president of Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado, and he also had served in various posts related to community colleges in Arkansas, Maryland and Minnesota.

Motlow State's current president, MaryLou Apple, plans to retire June 30. Kinkel is expected to start his new post Aug. 1.

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