Dr. Shawn Derritt


Dr. Shawn Derritt

Dean of Student Services

Kansas City Kansas Community College


Dr. Derritt, husband, father, and Dean. Dr. Derritt serves as the Dean of Student Services at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Overseeing multiple departments which make up the division of student ser-vices include Student Activities, Student Housing, Student Health, Counseling and Advocacy Center, and Student Accessibility/ Support Services. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

He holds a B.A. in General Studies and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology both from the University of Kan-sas and an Ed.D. in Higher Education and Administration from University of Missouri - Kansas City. With over 20 years of experience in his field, Dr. Derritt continues to be an inspiration.

Growing up in the foster care system in the State of Kansas, Dr. Derritt later returned to work within sys-tem and has served on the Douglas County Foster Care review board. Dr. Derritt is innovative and through his leadership he has been responsible for the creation of Real Talk for College Men of Color and Fostering Blue Devils (designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of male students of color). The college supports him being a role mode; he was bestowed the honor of graduation speaker for the college's 2018 ceremony.

Additionally, Dr. Derritt volunteers in couples’ ministry, various men’s ministry programs, and volunteers in the music ministry at the Sheffield Family Life Center.