On behalf of the outstanding faculty, staff and students of Bluegrass Community & Technical College, welcome to BCTC. Whether you are a prospective or current student, parent or community partner, we are happy you have chosen to learn more about us.
When you look at colleges today, you will see similarities in buildings and programs. At BCTC, however, you will experience much more than that. We are a community where students find confidence, collaboration, compassion and success. Then, they take that back into their families and workplaces, strengthening neighborhoods and creating Better Lives.
Over the years, we have made it our mission to transform our region one student, one employer and one community at a time. As a community built on commitment, communication and collaboration, we know that success depends on what happens inside and outside our classrooms. Therefore, our highly qualified and experienced faculty engage students in state-of-the-art learning environments. Our caring staff offer extensive support services including academic assistance, job placement, transfer assistance and student activities, promoting a student-first environment.
BCTC is a regional provider of education and workforce training serving students, businesses and communities at seven campuses in Lexington, Georgetown, Danville, Winchester and Lawrenceburg. You may choose from classes on one of these campuses or a wide-selection of online courses that fit into your busy schedule. We work closely with regional employers and partners to ensure that we are responding to their need and filling skills gaps, as we equip our students.
Upon completion of one or more of our over 40 programs options, you will be prepared for your next step, whether that involves transferring to one of our four-year partners to continue your education, or immediately entering the workforce with a degree or short-term certificate. So, whether you are new to college, have been away from school for a while, have a college credential and desire to increase or improve your skills, or are seeking training for your employees, we are here for you.
Dr. Koffi Akakpo, president of Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Central Kentucky, has worked in private industry and state government, and served students in higher education for 15 years, from classroom instruction to all aspects of administration.
Most recently, as vice president for business, administrative and student services at North Central State College (NCSC) in Ohio, Dr. Akakpo implemented his "students first" philosophy in all areas under his leadership. These initiatives included developing and expanding core values and student centered goals, restructuring and enhancing the NCSC enrollment process through the implementation of strategic enrollment initiatives to improve student service and increase enrollment, and working with local high schools to increase dual enrollment and scholarship opportunities. He also led efforts to move the college from an operating budget deficit to a positive financial situation, while improving services and infrastructure for students.
Strong connections to family and community are important to Dr. Akakpo. His passion in life and career is helping others achieve their dreams, and he is guided by what best serves the students. Dr. Akakpo and his wife Carolyn have two beautiful daughters.
Dr. Akakpo holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Toledo, Ohio, a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University, Ohio, and a Master of Science from Universite du Benin, Lome, Togo.