West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah has a new president. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box named Dr. Anton Reece to the position Friday night.
Reece serves as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs and director of the Student Success Center at University of Tennessee Knoxville.
He was also dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment and Minority Affairs coordinator at Paducah Community College. Reece has a Ph.D. in educational psychology and research at UT.
In a news release, Box said, "Dr. Reece brings a broad range of experience to West Kentucky,” Box said. “He’s a proven leader that will be a good fit because he knows the college and the community. I’m pleased to welcome him back to WKCTC.”
“I am honored to serve as president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and look forward to getting to know the students, faculty and staff,” Reece said. “I’m thrilled to come back to WKCTC and to continue the legacy of excellence this college has achieved as one of the best in the nation.
Reece said one of his top priorities is “meeting with business leaders to learn how WKCTC can continue to meet the ever-changing technology and training needs in local business and industry.”
His role as WKCTC president begins October 1.