About KC Degrees

Our Vision

If every adult who didn’t complete their college degree went back to school and earned their degree or a high-quality certification, it would create a winning situation for families, employers and the entire region!

KC Degrees helps adults earn a degree or credential by providing college success services. Our Navigators work with adults who face economic challenges and need help with career counseling, support services, skill training or employment services.

Our Mission

To help adults in the Kansas City region earn a college degree or high-quality certificate.

Our Team

Program Coordinator/Workforce Navigator

Pam understands the needs of individuals within our community and is passionate about transforming lives for the better. She has a wealth of knowledge in social services, community engagement, public education, post-secondary education and leadership development. She is a life-long learner and has spent the past 20 years improving the lives of those she serves. When she’s not working, Pam enjoys traveling, eating ice cream and spending time with family and friends.

Workforce Navigator

Kellie is passionate about advocacy and providing the tools and skills to help people better navigate through life.  

She believes that life and career goals are achieved by small, targeted and intentional steps. 

When she’s not thinking about educational and career services, Kellie is couponing, donating, thrifting and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Workforce Navigator

Lilli graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She enjoys working with others to reach a common goal to help the community.

Outside of work, Lilli likes to take her pup Athena to Wyandotte County Park for exercise.

Outreach and Advising Project Manager/Workforce Navigator

Cedric has worked in economic and community development and higher education for more than 20 years.  He is also involved in education equity work at the local, regional and national levels.  He is a 2019 and 2020 Kauffman Education Fellow and serves on the board of directors for The Graduate! Network.

In his spare time, he loves to golf, read and spend time with his family. During football season, you’ll find him coaching his son’s tackle football team on Saturdays and at Arrowhead Stadium on Sundays rooting for the Chiefs.

Workforce Navigator

Ileana has been with KC Degrees since 2019. She guides adults through career pathways for employment, specifically working with Spanish speakers to help build diversity among the workforce in Wyandotte County.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her loved ones and traveling.


Here’s what some of our participants have to say about their experiences with the KCDegrees program.

Ready when you are

Don’t put off your goals for another day. Complete our KC Degrees Intake Form and a member of our team will get back to you soon. There’s no cost associated with the KC Degrees program.