MCCA was organized formally as the Missouri Association of Junior Colleges when leaders of Missouri’s community and junior colleges recognized a need to meet periodically to exchange information and ideas.
The Association’s Constitution was officially recognized and an assembly of delegates was elected. Glynn Clark served as the Association’s first president.
A new Constitution was approved to provide greater representation from all areas of the community college sector. During that period in its history, the affairs of the Association were handled by college employees serving on a released time basis from their districts.
The Association employed its first professional staff and revised its name to the Missouri Association of Community and Junior Colleges.
The Constitution and Bylaws of the Association were revised. The duties of the Chief Executive Officer were redefined and the title changed to President. The title of President of the Board of Directors also was changed at that time to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
The Constitution was amended to make provisions for a Retired Persons Group and to provide student representation on the Board of Directors.
The Constitution was amended to authorize student membership on standing committees.
A new constitution was approved by the membership, providing for representation on the board by three members from each department, to serve for three years, and providing also that each community college district have at least one voting representative on the board. Board titles were changed from chairperson to president.
The members voted to change the name of the Association to the Missouri Community College Association, or MCCA.
The Constitution/Bylaws were significantly revised to redefine the Association’s organizational structure. The Presidents/Chancellors Council assumed responsibility for government and management of the Association’s funds, properties, and affairs; establishing institutional dues; monitoring and disseminating information about legislations affecting MCCA; and hiring and firing the executive director.