KCTCS presidential search

As the Kentucky Community & Technical College System eliminates 506 jobs, it disclosed that it paid $815,741 last year to former president Michael McCall.


As the new — and paid — president emeritus of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Michael McCall will attend meetings, give advice, provide executive coaching, help hire new executives and help run a system-wide leadership academy now bearing his name.

  Kentucky Community & Technical College System Chairman P.G. Peeples expects to reach a contract agreement with President-elect Jay Box next month, but declined to say if Box will be paid as generously as his departing predecessor, Michael McCall.


In January, the chancellor for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will move into the presidency.  The KCTCS Board voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Dr. Jay Box as successor to current President Michael McCall.

 On Thursday the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the state community college system had announced a “preferred candidate,” Jay Box, in its search for a new president.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has named current KCTCS chancellor Dr. Jay Box the preferred candidate to succeed retiring president Dr. Michael McCall.  The system’s Board of Regents selected Dr. Box with a unanimous vote at a special meeting in Frankfort Tuesday.  They will meet again November 19th to vote on the final contract for the new president. 

Sometime after Nov. 1, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System will name a new president to succeed the retiring Michael McCall. But only a group of insiders knows who’s in the running.

The application deadline passed nearly two months ago, on July 25. With the help of an outside search agency, the Association of Community College Trustees, a 16-person search committee expects to narrow the field of applicants to just a few finalists next month. KCTCS Chairman P.G. Peeples, co-chairman of the search committee, said he is pleased with the progress being made.


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.

Current and founding KCTCS President Michael McCall announced in November he plans to retire January 15, 2015.

The Washington, D.C.-based search firm has helped the Kentucky system find leadership for community and technical colleges in Owensboro, Henderson and Hazard.