Class of 1986
Dean of Student Development and Athletic Director, Metropolitan Community College - Blue River
After graduating from Armstrong, Jon Burke pursued his master’s degree in higher education at Florida State University in 1987, followed by his doctorate of higher education at the University of Georgia in 1997.
Burke has devoted his professional career to student development on various colleges and universities. He has served as the director of student activities for Shorter College in Rome, Ga., Avilla College in Kansas City, Mo., Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill., and DeKalb College in Clarkston, Ga.
In 2001, Burke became the dean of student affairs at Elizabeth, Ky. Currently, he serves as dean of student development at Metropolitan Community College in Independence, Mo.
Burke has been a member of a multitude of professional organizations. He has served as chairman of 5 organizations and president of several associations. He has served his community in many ways, from volunteering in the Missouri Special Olympics to serving as president of the Blue Springs Kiwanis