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KCTCS Announces Selection of Bluegrass Community and Technical College President

Photo of Dr.JulianLEXINGTON, KY (January 3, 2008) KCTCS Announces Selection of Bluegrass Community and Technical College President KCTCS President Michael B. McCall has named Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) President Augusta A. Julian, Ed.D., to serve as the new president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC).

Dr. Julian, who has led MCTC since 2001, will replace former BCTC President Dr. Jim Kerley, who now serves as president of Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. Dr. J. Larry Durrence has served as interim BCTC president since May.

"Dr. Julian brings to her new post more than 33 years in community and technical college education, along with an in-depth understanding of our policies, goals and administrative procedures at the System level," McCall said. Over the last six years, her leadership was essential to the successful merger of a community college and a technical college into the organization we now know as Maysville Community and Technical College. Along the way, she served as an entrepreneurial leader by developing coalitions and community partnerships that have supported many educational and economic development efforts in the region.

Prior to her current post at Maysville, Dr. Julian served as vice-president of institutional advancement for the Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., where she provided leadership for resource development, institutional effectiveness, marketing and public relations, and business procurement assistance. Additionally, she was the dean of institutional advancement at Durham Technical Community College in Durham, N.C., where she also served roles as the executive assistant to the president and executive director of the colleges fund-raising foundation.

Dr. Julian received her Doctorate degree in Adult and Community College Education Administration from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.; her Masters degree in Educational Media and Instructional Design from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

"I am excited to be joining BCTC with its history of service to its students and communities," said Dr. Julian. "A thriving region like the Bluegrass still needs the underpinning of high quality transfer and career education to support and sustain its growth. I know already that we have the talent and commitment within the college to make great things happen. Together with the faculty, staff, and board members at BCTC, and in partnership with our community, business, and higher education partners, we will build on this solid foundation and reach for a new standard of excellence."

BCTC is governed by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), which operates 16 colleges on 65 campuses throughout the state. KCTCS is Kentuckys largest provider of postsecondary education and workforce training.