Moberly Area Community College president accepts position in Arkansas

Posted: Nov. 14, 2012 9:03 am Updated: Nov. 28, 2012 10:15 am

MOBERLY, Mo. -- Moberly Area Community College President Evelyn E. Jorgenson announced Tuesday she is leaving the school after 26 years -- including 16 in her current post -- to become president of Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Ark.

Jorgenson will leave MACC on June 30 and begin her new role July 1.

Under Jorgenson's watch, the college expanded into several new facilities, including the Graphic Arts/Fine Arts Center, the McCormick Commons and Residential Center, and an off-campus center in Hannibal. She started the study abroad and online degree programs.

Jorgenson has the longest tenure of the 12 community college presidents in Missouri. She serves on several state and national boards and commissions to promote higher education.

Greg Walker, chairman of the MACC Board, said Jorgenson has been instrumental in expanding programs in the school's 16-county region.

"We will miss having someone with Dr. Jorgenson's love for community colleges at MACC," he said in a press release.