The Arnold Chamber of Commerce has awarded its 2018 Business Person of the Year award to Jefferson College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey. Chamber President Brian Lindsey presented the award in appreciation of Cummiskey’s dedicated service to the Arnold community while exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
Now serving in his 10th year at Jefferson College, Cummiskey has led the institution to expand its educational sites and facilities in Imperial and Arnold. Other major initiatives during his tenure have included the creation of a fully online virtual campus, the implementation of a long-range strategic planning process, establishment of a variety of new healthcare-related training programs, and a $5 million renovation to the Hillsboro campus Library.
He has leadership roles in numerous local and regional economic, workforce, community development, and civic groups including the St. Louis Chamber Board of Directors, Jefferson County Growth Association, Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County, Jefferson County YMCA Board, Missouri Community College Association, American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of Community College Trustees, Highway 21 Task Force, Hillsboro Rotary Club, and membership in all local Chambers of Commerce-- Arnold, DeSoto, Hillsboro, Northwest, and Twin Cities.
He currently serves as President-Elect of the Twin City Chamber and as River Trails District Chairman of the St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America.
He served on the Missouri Department of Higher Education's Commissioner's Advisory Board (2017-2018) and previously served as President of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Presidents and Chancellors Council.
In 2015, he was awarded the Jefferson County Growth Association's Jeffersonian Award.