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Kansas junior college president announces plans to retire


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City community college's president has announced plans to retire just months after controversy erupted over statements he purportedly made about the affluence of its students.

Johnson County Community College said Tuesday that Joe Sopcich plans to step down July 1, 2020. The board renewed his contract last month.

A college spokesman noted that Sopcich turns 65 in April 2020.

Issues arose in February when a Democratic National Committee member live-tweeted remarks he overheard Sopcich make while discussing tuition increases with a college truste...

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