Andrew Bowne

2022-23 Aspen New Presidents Fellow
In July 2020, Dr. Andy Bowne joined Johnson County Community College as its sixth president. Bowne spearheaded the 2021-25 JCCC strategic planning process to establish the college’s vision and ensure a shared, inclusive voice to advance JCCC’s institutional mission.

Working with teams across the campus, Bowne identified strategies to close equity gaps in student access and success while simultaneously fostering internal connections and renewing strong external partnerships to meet workforce needs. Under his leadership, JCCC has launched new student opportunities, like the Kansas Promise Scholarship program, to meet the post-pandemic instructional and support service needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

In April 2021, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society presented Bowne with the 2021 Paragon Award for New Presidents. This award acknowledges new college presidents for their outstanding support of student success. Bowne was one of 22 presidents honored.

With more than 12 years of adjunct faculty teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Bowne is a committed student advocate who is dedicated to engaging with students by attending performances and athletic events, sharing meals, or participating in student leadership development programs.

For nearly 17 years, Bowne served in senior leadership positions at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indianna. At Ivy Tech, Bowne served as a regional chancellor and then as a senior vice president and chief operating officer. At Grand Rapids, Bowne led two distinctively different teams: fundraising and noncredit training.

Bowne earned his doctorate in education from Western Michigan University, where he also attained his master’s and bachelor’s degrees. In 2018, he completed the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship.