Juan M. Rangel, Jr., is the Director of Community Engagement for Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. He is also a part time faculty member at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
Before joining MCC in 2006, Rangel worked for 12 years for the National Conference for Community and Justice, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism through education, awareness-building and conflict resolution training. At NCCJ (now Harmony), Rangel was instrumental in bringing the acclaimed Anytown youth leadership program to Kansas City and in developing the Unitown and Collegetown programs for high school and college students. Prior to working for NCCJ, he worked for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Education Service Center.
Rangel lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his son. He earned bachelor’s degrees in international business, marketing, and Spanish from Northwest Missouri State in 1991 and earned a master’s degree in urban education from Kansas State University in 2004.
In addition to his service on the Port KC Board, Rangel currently serves on the boards of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, UMKC Women’s Center, Truman Medical Center, Guadalupe Center Inc., Heartland Men’s Chorus, and Research Development Institute. He has also served on the boards of Northwest Missouri State University, the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, the Kauffman Fund, Synergy, and Children’s Mercy Hospital.