Office of the President

Dr. Caron Daugherty

Dr. Caron L. Daugherty began her tenure as Flint Hills Technical College’s seventh president in July of 2021.

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3301 West 18th Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801

President Daugherty has 28 years of diverse higher education experience, including roles as an academic advisor, a faculty member, a director of grants and an honors program, a dean, and in executive positions as a vice president and as a vice-chancellor of instruction. She has been a part of the community-technical college landscape since 2002. Dr. Daugherty also serves as a Higher Learning Commission Peer Reviewer and as a Peer Review Chair. Recognitions include National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Advisor and Moraine Park Association of Career & Technical Education (MPACTE) Administrator of the Year.

Dr. Daugherty received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Missouri State University, her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri, and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.

Building relationships and connecting with community and partners are part of President Daugherty’s Engagement Plan. Find the full plan as well as other information about FHTC below.


Community Engagement Survey_Spring 2022 View Link
President Daugherty’s Engagement Plan View Document

College Information

2022 Job Placement Report View Link
2021 Annual Report View Link
2021-2025 Strategic Plan View Link

Past Presidents

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Dr. Dean Hollenbeck


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Dr. Larry Schrader

Interim 2005

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Dr. Lee Alderman


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Charles Scott


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William Berry

Interim 1999-2001

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Keith Stover