President John Masterson

John Masterson
Masterson Signature

For nearly a century, Allen Community College has provided exceptional educational opportunities to citizens of Kansas, the United States, and the World.  Quality, access, and caring have been the hallmarks of the college from its beginning and are entrenched in all we do.

Allen’s quality comes in large part from a competent faculty who are dedicated to the art of teaching, and who are professionally equipped in their teaching field. Regardless of whether a course is taught onsite or online, faculty members are committed to their students’ success and encourage academic excellence.  Complementing the outstanding faculty are excellent student services professionals and support staff who have committed themselves to the concepts of student support and success.

The cost of classes at Allen is one of the best educational values inside or outside the State.  In addition, the College maintains an excellent financial aid program for those who qualify.  A full array of athletic and artistic programs offer scholarship opportunities for those on the Iola Campus and academic scholarships are available regardless of where a student attends. 

Emphasizing student success throughout the institution has developed a caring atmosphere at Allen.  Every employee understands the importance of our students and is dedicated to facilitating the achievement of their academic, social, and personal goals.  Small class sizes, both onsite and online, develop close relationships between students and between students and faculty. These connections help to promote the caring atmosphere that makes Allen special.

I am proud to have been a part of Allen Community College for over forty years and promise that as its President, I will continue to uphold the principles of quality, access, and caring.  These qualities have made Allen the exceptional educational institution is today and will provide the basis for a successful future.