KCTCS http://wkms.org en Office of Mine Safety and Licensing Deals with Budget Cuts http://wkms.org/post/office-mine-safety-and-licensing-deals-budget-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As concerns about mine safety are raised after a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/15/312694185/turkish-mine-explosion-angry-protests-as-death-toll-rises">explosion in a Turkish coal mine</a> killed more than 200 miners,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kentucky mine safety officials are doing their best to keep Kentucky miners safe as they cope with a 38 percent <a href="http://wkms.org/post/beshear-administration-warns-senate-budget-could-be-devastating-coal-mine-safety">cut in state funding</a>.</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:10:43 +0000 Allison Crawford 40593 at http://wkms.org Office of Mine Safety and Licensing Deals with Budget Cuts WKCTC Receives Accreditation Nod http://wkms.org/post/wkctc-receives-accreditation-nod <p lang="en"><font color="#222222"><font face="arial, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 9pt"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 11pt">A national accrediting agency says area high school students taking college classes through West Kentucky Community and Technical College are getting the same caliber of education they’d get on the college campus.</font></font></font></font></font></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:57:56 +0000 Parker Franklin 40507 at http://wkms.org WKCTC Receives Accreditation Nod Kentucky's Community College Leader Earns Six-Figures, Even After He Retires http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-community-college-leader-earns-six-figures-even-after-he-retires <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Michael McCall is the president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System—and he's among the highest-paid community college administrators in the U.S.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">And he'll still earn six-figures after he retires in January.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:50:32 +0000 Staff 40423 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Community College Leader Earns Six-Figures, Even After He Retires Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions http://wkms.org/post/beshear-vetoes-kctcs-funding-restrictions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has used a line-item veto on the state’s budget bill in order to secure funding for capital projects at 16 campuses in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:17:00 +0000 John Null 39883 at http://wkms.org Beshear Vetoes KCTCS Funding Restrictions Kentucky Community and Technical College System Takes Next Step to Finding New President http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-community-and-technical-college-system-takes-next-step-finding-new-president <p></p><p>The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents selected the Association of Community College Trustees to help with the search for its next president during its quarterly meeting today.</p><p>Current and founding KCTCS President Michael McCall announced in November he plans to retire&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1231642830" tabindex="0">January 15, 2015</span>.</p><p>The Washington, D.C.-based search firm has helped the Kentucky system find leadership for community and technical colleges in Owensboro, Henderson and Hazard. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:56:49 +0000 Whitney Jones 39260 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Community and Technical College System Takes Next Step to Finding New President KCTCS 'BuildSmart' Bonds Bankrolled By Student Tuition http://wkms.org/post/kctcs-buildsmart-bonds-bankrolled-student-tuition <p></p><p>Kentucky's community colleges will use new tuition fees to pay for improvements to campuses across the commonwealth.</p><p>The sixteen colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will take on about $200 million in bonds.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:08:35 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38477 at http://wkms.org KCTCS 'BuildSmart' Bonds Bankrolled By Student Tuition Hopkinsville Community College Targets November for New President Interviews http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-community-college-targets-november-new-president-interviews <div>Hopkinsville Community College interim President Patrick Lake says the search for the institution's next president will begin in earnest next month, with a national campaign advertising the position.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Michael McCall and others will then look at the pool of applicants and bring three-to-five finalists to Hopkinsville in November.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:01:57 +0000 John Null 33583 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Community College Targets November for New President Interviews HCC President Selbe Asking For New Assignment http://wkms.org/post/hcc-president-selbe-asking-new-assignment <p></p><p>One week ago Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe was reinstated after being placed on un-paid administrative leave for employee misconduct. Now Selbe is requesting to be reassigned to a new position within Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:44:21 +0000 John Walker 28705 at http://wkms.org HCC President Selbe Asking For New Assignment "Transfer Madness" Event Gives Two-Year Graduates Easy Access to Four-Year Institutions http://wkms.org/post/transfer-madness-event-gives-two-year-graduates-easy-access-four-year-institutions <p></p><p>Kentucky college students interested in transferring to a public or private four-year university have a chance at a one day all-in-one transfer initiative. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:29:25 +0000 John Walker 28329 at http://wkms.org "Transfer Madness" Event Gives Two-Year Graduates Easy Access to Four-Year Institutions HCC Directors To Meet and Release Statement on Selbe's Status http://wkms.org/post/hcc-directors-meet-and-release-statement-selbes-status <p>Tomorrow, a&nbsp;week after Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe announced a leave of absence, the HCC Board of Directors will meet in a closed session.&nbsp; HCC issued a press release today announcing tomorrow's meeting and a subsequent press conference related to Selbe's future with the institution. Selbe has been on administrative leave since last week. HCC spokesperson Rena Young refused to discuss the meeting, citing personnel issues. Selbe was not available for comment.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:03:47 +0000 John Walker 28310 at http://wkms.org HCC Directors To Meet and Release Statement on Selbe's Status