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Linn State President recognized for service to technical education

Linn State Technical College President Dr. Donald M. Claycomb has been awarded the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education (MoACTE) 2010 Certificate of Appreciation.

Claycomb received his statewide recognition at the 41st Annual Missouri ACTE Conference on July 27 in Springfield, Missouri.  MoACTE is an education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers in the workplace.


Claycomb has been president of LSTC for 16 years during which time the college became the state of Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission and was renamed Linn State Technical College. Under his leadership, the institution has undergone major changes through program development, accreditation, faculty, and facility development. 

John Klebba, LSTC Board of Regents President, believes Claycomb is very deserving of an award that recognizes contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and process of technical education in the state of Missouri.  “Dr. Claycomb has consistently and repeatedly provided extraordinary leadership to the college, crafting it into one of the finest post secondary schools in the country,” said Klebba.  

“Under Dr. Claycomb’s leadership, new programs have been added to meet the needs of today’s industries, ensuring the availability of a qualified workforce,” said Richard Cavender, Executive Director of Meramec Regional Planning Commission.

Claycomb is an invaluable member of the educational, economic development and civic communities.  He serves as a consultant-evaluator with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, National President of Alpha Gamma Sigma, and is a member of the National Board of the Consortium of Collegiate Agricultural Student Organizations.  He is also a board member of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) and Connecting Our Regional Economy (CORE).   Claycomb is actively engaged in the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of Missouri, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and the Rotary Club of Jefferson City.

Over his career Claycomb was on the faculties at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia in addition to having served as executive director of the Missouri State Council on Vocational Education. Claycomb, who was president of both the Missouri Association of Adult Continuing and Community Education Association and the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education. 

Claycomb is the husband of Linda Claycomb and father of Donna Claycomb Sokol, Dana Hill, Scott Blake, Sean Blake, and Steven Claycomb.

With more than 35 programs, Linn State Technical College is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission.   LSTC has campuses in Linn, Mexico and Jefferson City.  LSTC prepares students for profitable employment and a life of learning.    

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