April 10, 2023
The Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Foundation has selected Roy A. Jensen, MD, as the 2023 Johnson Countian of the Year.
“The JCCC Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jensen for this esteemed honor. His passion for and focus on discovering effective cancer treatments is not only inspiring, but it has improved the lives of so many in this area,” said Joy Ginsburg, executive director of the JCCC Foundation. “Dr. Jensen exemplifies the kind of compassionate curiosity and tireless leadership that enriches Johnson County and the Kansas City area. We are all fortunate to benefit from the results of his efforts.”
Dr. Jensen was appointed director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center in 2004. In that role, he has recruited a world-class leadership team and coordinated the successful effort to earn the center the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Center designation in 2022.
“Each year Johnson County Community College — through the JCCC Foundation — recognizes a person, couple, or group who have positively contributed to life in the county in a way that aligns with JCCC’s mission to inspire learning to transform lives and strengthen communities,” said Andy Bowne, JCCC President and CEO. “Dr. Jensen’s leadership, research, and collaboration have resulted in establishing a world-class level of cancer care in our community that proves the positive impact ongoing learning can bring.”
Dr. Jensen will be recognized at the Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, Some Enchanted Evening, on Nov. 11, 2023.