Slade Griffiths
Vice President of Academic Affairs

"It is gratifying to nurture the synergy between faculty and students to create a dynamic learning environment. Our faculty is comprised of gifted individuals who are discipline-specific experts that amaze me with their diligence, knowledge, and care. I fully believe that both students and faculty alike must be engaged in the classroom. Together, both can elevate student success and enable a significant difference in the future."

As the Chief Academic Officer of the college since May, 2008, Slade Griffiths is responsible for providing leadership for the academic and instructional programs at all college locations, online education, library, and the adult education program.

In 1996 Griffiths created a paramedic program for the college and in 2005 he established the Allied Health Department and Center in Winfield. As Director of EMS education and department chair of the Allied Health Department, Griffiths was instrumental in growing the Allied Health Center to one of the most successful departments of the college.

Griffiths has received numerous state and national awards, including Academic Achievement, N.I.S.O.D. Master Teacher, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and Outstanding Instructor/Coordinator. Slade continues to teach in the Cowley College Leadership program.
He has a Master’s degree in Education from Southwestern College, and obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Friends University in Human Resource Management.

Griffiths’ office is located in Galle-Johnson Hall, in the Administrative Offices. Telephone 620.441.6584 and email is