By Sean Hull
Bob Drummond, Ed. D, announced he will retire as secretary of the Board of Trustees this June. He made the announcement at the February board meeting. Drummond was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009 and was reelected for a second term in 2014. His current term is set to end in 2018.
Drummond made the announcement toward the end of the meeting. His announcement was followed by statements of praise from many of his fellow trustees. Drummond said he made the decision for a variety of reasons, but did not go into details, saying he will discuss his reasons at a later session.
Drummond has a long career in education and family therapy. He received a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Kansas, then went on to Harvard University to receive a post-doctoral certificate in education management. He’s worked in a variety of positions at MidAmerica Nazarene University beginning in 1971 as the resident director for a dormitory hall until reaching the position of vice president of campus life in 1989. He left that position in 2001 to become the president and CEO of KidsTLC, an organization in Olathe that provides shelter and social services to abused and neglected children.
His retirement will be official following the June meeting. The Board of Trustees will be tasked with nominating a replacement to fill the rest of Drummond’s term, then a new member will be elected.