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Kentucky Community and Technical College System employees elect new Board of Regents staff member

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) employees from across the state have selected Joseph Heerdink from Madisonville Community College to represent them on the KCTCS Board of Regents. He is the regional director of information technology at MCC. Joseph Heerdink “We are a system of sixteen colleges each with their own complexities and a system office built to support those colleges...

KCTCS Board of Regents adopts new budget, reappoints Gail Henson as chair for one-year term

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents adopted the 2020-21 KCTCS Annual Budget of $922,900,000 during their quarterly board meeting. The budget is designed to address the increases in fixed costs and to provide safeguards against possible decreases in revenue and increases in expenses due to any future impact of COVID-19. As a part of the FY 2020-21 KCTCS Annual Budget,...

KCTCS Board of Regents postpones presidential search due to pandemic; Box delays retirement

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents is delaying the search for a new system president. The work to prepare for the search has been postponed with the goal of posting the job at the end of August and having a new president announced in January 2021. Dr. Jay Box Additionally, KCTCS President Jay K. Box approached the board chair about...

KCTCS selects Gold Hill Associates to lead search for replacement for retiring President Jay K. Box

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents Chair Gail Henson has announced the selection of Gold Hill Associates to lead the search for a new KCTCS president. Current KCTCS President Jay K. Box will retire June 30. Gold Hill Associates is dedicated solely to community college executive searches. The company has assisted more than 100 community colleges in searches for...

Kentucky Community and Technical College System president Dr. Jay Box announces retirement

Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), announced his retirement Friday during the KCTCS Board of Regents meeting. Box will leave the system at the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30, 2020. Box was named the second president of KCTCS on Nov. 19, 2014. He is a community college graduate and has more than 30 years of experience in community college...