Bluegrass Community & Technical College Names Dr. Koffi C. Akakpo Incoming President
LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 11, 2018) - Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced today the appointment of Dr. Koffi C. Akakpo as president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).
Akakpo currently serves as vice president for business, administrative and student services at North Central State College in Ohio. He is former deputy director/secretary for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He's also served as director of academic financial planning and management for Central State University and as an adjunct faculty member there.
On the business side, Akakpo was a planning analyst for Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC, and associate program director at Togo Jeunesse Action.
"I'm pleased to welcome Dr. Akakpo to KCTCS," Box said. "His broad background in higher education and business make him the right fit for BCTC as our focus on workforce development continues to increase."
Akakpo earned a doctorate in higher education administration with a focus on community college leadership from the University of Toledo. He earned a master's degree in business administration from Ashland University and a master's in managerial finance from Universite du Benin, Lome - Togo.
"I am extremely honored to serve as president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College," Akakpo said. "I look forward to meeting the students, faculty and staff and building relationships in the community. One of my top priorities will be learning more about local businesses to make sure we're offering the right programs to meet their needs. We have so much to offer, and I want to make sure businesses know about it."
Akakpo begins his duties as BCTC president on Feb. 1.
"We are excited about Dr. Akakpo's passion for student achievement and success, and look forward to his invigorating our college and community," Ron L. Walker, Jr., BCTC Board Chair.