The Terry O’Banion Papers


Terry O'Banion, Senior Professor of Practice, Kansas State University, and President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College, is one of the most prolific and provocative writers about issues affecting community college. Throughout his six decades in community college education, O’Banion has been a thought leader who pushes faculty, staff, and administrators to think differently about their work, their institutions, their students, and the communities they serve.

Most of his most important works are now featured on The Terry O’Banion Papers for anyone interested in the community college, but especially:

  • Community college administrators, faculty, and trustees committed to improving and expanding student success
  • Higher education scholars and graduate students committed to research
  • Staff in professional associations, foundations, and policy centers committed to championing the community college

Access to O’Banion’s publications is free of charge and available for downloading and sharing. The publications are organized into categories that reflect O’Banion’s priorities, such as community colleges, student success, leadership, and general/liberal education.