Welcome to Barton Office Professionals! We are excited that you are here to find out what drives the members of this group of passionate members of the Barton Community College professional community.
Barton Office Professionals Mission
The purpose of the Barton Office Professionals is to promote communication and cooperation, increase professionalism, and benefit Barton Community College with our service projects.
Barton Office Professionals History
Barton County Community Junior College (BCCJC) hosted a gathering of junior college secretaries from across the State of Kansas in 1968. As a result of this meeting the 'Kansas Community College Education Secretaries Association' (KCCESA) was formed in 1969. During these early years office personnel from our campus regularly attended the annual KCCESA state conferences. In the mid 1970’s the BCCJC office workers officially organized as a campus group, claimed the name “Very Important Personnel”, and hosted state conferences in 1976 and 1987.
In April of 1991, the name of the Kansas state organization was changed to 'Association of Kansas Community College Office Professionals' (AKCCOP). VIP members decided their name should reflect that of the state organization. So, it was as "Barton County Community College Office Professionals" (BCCCOP) that a new mission statement and by-laws were adopted in the summer of 1996. BCCCOP hosted the 2000 state AKCCOP conference here on the Barton campus.
Another opportunity arose in 2008 when the college developed a new brand and began to refer to itself as 'Barton Community College' for marketing purposes, adopting the nickname 'Barton'. In response to this change the members voted to shorten our organizational name to "Barton Office Professionals". In April of 2012 Barton's B-OP hosted the state AKCCOP conference using the theme "Sail Into The Bend."
The state group name was changed to Association of Kansas Community College Occupational Professionals in 2012. You can visit the current AKCCOP site at www.akccop.org.
For over 40 years our college office professionals have worked, played, and traveled together to communicate, cooperate, promote professionalism, accomplish service projects, and build strong friendships.
Meet the Barton Office Professionals
Executive Board of Barton Office Professionals, 2015-16
Public Relations Dept.
Work Training & Community Education Administration
Sue Ann Peter