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Kansas Consortium Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence Partners with Dodge City Community College

Published October 17, 2017

The University of Kansas has partnered with Dodge City Community College, Donnelly College and Seward County Community College to form the Kansas Consortium Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (KC-ICCAE). The Consortium is the recipient of a $1.5M Defense Intelligence Agency grant to build an intelligence- and national security-related curriculum, which contributes an increased pool of multi-disciplinary job applicants for the Intelligence Community. KU’s investigating team includes Paul Atchley, associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mike Hoeflich, distinguished professor of law, Carl Taylor, director of security, and Mike Denning, director of graduate military studies. The investigating team at Dodge City Community College is Jane Holwerda, Dean of Academics, and Dylan Faullin, Professor of Mathematics.

“This grant will allow KU and our three partner schools to further our collective mission to build a culturally and ethnically diverse intelligence community, which leads to our nation’s security,” said KU’s Paul Atchley, principle investigator for the award. “In turn, we benefit from having greater understanding of how the intelligence community and from the ability to assist their students in finding meaningful internships and jobs, while the agencies benefit through the availability of applicants who have had some education about the intelligence function and have a desire to serve the public.”