Dr. Vincent Bowhay


Independence Community College

Dr. Vincent Bowhay serves as the 16th president of Independence Community College. He holds a bachelor's degree from Washburn University, a master of arts from Ball State University, and a doctor of education from Baker University. He completed Stanford University's executive leadership program in 2022. Bowhay has previously worked at Campus Labs, Missouri Western State University, and Fort Hays State University. His most recent book, The Proper Role of Higher Education in a Democratic Society, reexamines the role higher education plays in preparing students for a life of civic engagement and community leadership.