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Augusta A. Julian, Ed.D.
Bluegrass Community and
Technical College

President Julian's Perspectives

November 30, 2018

Change is Hard

I started teaching adult education and basic skills 44 years ago and have loved the opportunities I have had to serve students in four colleges and in a number of different positions.
August 9, 2018

Task Forces on Diversity and Global Learning

As we get ready for another exciting and challenging academic year, we welcome the BCTC community to the college for Fall Semester.
July 6, 2018

A Very Different Place

I recently came across an article I had saved from 2013. It is a set of social and economic changes predicted by 2020 and was written by Rob Rawson of The most startling item, from my perspective, is his prediction that most of the world’s universities have gone out of business. Now, I do think he was being dramatic, and I do not think this is happening as he predicted, but his rationale for the prediction is frighteningly sound: competition from free online resources and lack of appreciation for formal education.
May 25, 2018

Learn something every day

Almost every month, the 16 presidents of colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, of which BCTC is a part, meet to discuss the weighty issues that college presidents deal with day-to-day, and the thousand or so decisions that must be made each month. Then once a year, we meet to think more carefully and strategically about what we do and why and how. It has always been fun for me to learn in a group with others who challenge you to listen carefully and see differently.
March 14, 2018

Seek First to Understand

Since I became politically aware in the 1970s, I have admired Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. You don't have to be a member of a specific political party to know these are people who have committed their lives to serving their family, their community, their country, and their world.