Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College Chief Academic Officer Kristen Wilson is leaving the school for a doctoral teaching position at Western Kentucky University.

An email sent to HCC students and faculty states that Wilson will leave late next month. 

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Hopkinsville Community College Interim President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Lake speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the upcoming HCC presidential search, the Gateway Academy to Innovation task force and much more. Formerly the Career and Technical Center, The Gateway Academy to Innovation will offer high school students new areas of study. See the Hopkinsville Community College website.

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. 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. 

  Hopkinsville Community College has successfully renewed its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or SACS. The process which takes place every 10 years ended this week with a  a follow up review. 

Hopkinsville Community College Youth Programs

Carol Kirves, Associate Dean of Continuing Education for Hopkinsville Community College, talks about Career Craze, summer camps that offer students a glimpse into jobs in agriculture and manufacturing, and KICKS, a 23-year tradition in summer camps offering kids the experience of choosing what they want to learn, as well as another camp for teaching young students about decision making. 

HCC President Selbe Asking For New Assignment

Feb 28, 2013
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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.

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Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe was reinstated today after he was placed on un-paid administrative leave last week for employee misconduct.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System conducted an investigation into Selbe’s misconduct and have since allowed him to return to work.

Selbe didn’t mention details of his misconduct but did apologize to those involved and his family. Selbe says he’ll face disciplinary action and attend workplace sensitivity training at his own expense.

Here is Selbe's statement:

Tomorrow, a week after Hopkinsville Community College President Jim Selbe announced a leave of absence, the HCC Board of Directors will meet in a closed session.  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.

Hopkinsville Community College to Ban Smoking

Dec 14, 2012
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Hopkinsville Community College is going tobacco-free policy starting Jan. 1.  Smoking has long been prohibited in HCC buildings, but the college created four designated smoking areas on campus in 2008. The Hopkinsville City council enacted a city-wide smoking ban in October and HCC President Jim Selbe tells The Kentucky New Era their smoking areas would’ve violated the ban.

HCC Ranked Among Fastest Growing Community Colleges

Dec 3, 2012

Hopkinsville Community College made the list of fastest growing community colleges. The magazine Community College Week reports HCC grew 15.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, making it the 5th fastest growing school in its size category.

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