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Three Candidates Named in Presidential Search for Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

May 02, 2013 - | 04:48 PM -

 Dr. W. Bruce Ayers to retire June 30 after 26 years as SKCTC President

Versailles, Ky. (May 2, 2013) –  Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall announced today the names of three candidates to be interviewed for the position of president/CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC). 

The candidates include:

• Dr. Vic Adams; Vice President/Chief Workforce Solutions Officer, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
• Dr. Ty Handy; President, Northwest Florida State College; Niceville, Florida
• Dr. F. Lynn Moore; Vice President for Administrative Services and Student Development, Umpqua Community College; Roseburg, Oregon
  
On-campus visits and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for May 7-8 and May 14-15.  During those visits candidates will meet with SKCTC faculty, staff and students.  The candidates will also have an opportunity to meet with community leaders serving on the SKCTC Board of Directors and Southeast Education Foundation Board.

SKCTC President Bruce Ayers will retire June 30 after leading the college for 26 years.
Dr. Ayers has served as president and CEO of SKCTC since February of 1987 and has been an employee of the college since 1969.  During his tenure, SKCTC expanded from one to five campuses, and enrollment has grown from 1,100 students to more than 5,000.  Dr. Ayers has positioned the college among the nation’s leaders in providing access to higher education and in working to promote economic diversity.  In March SKCTC was named among the top 10 community colleges in the nation by the 2013 Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.