Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College
Dr. Beatty currently serves as Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City. As a three-time graduate of Morgan State University, Dr. Beatty received a B.A. in English, M.A. in English, and Ed.D. in higher education, with a specialization in community college leadership. She has 30 years of experience in higher education with 20 years at the community college level. She has served as a tenured associate professor in English and held progressive leadership roles at Cypress College (California) and Tidewater Community College (Virginia), Tarrant County College (Texas), and Houston Community College (Texas). Dr. Beatty has served on a number of boards at the state and national level that share her a strong commitment to the community, student success, and diversity. Dr. Beatty has a passion for strengthening the pipeline of African American leaders in higher education. Her research and service have focused on leadership with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.