Jay Box officially began his duties today as Kentucky Community and Technical College System president.

The former KCTCS chancellor is the statewide system’s second president. Box’s predecessor Michael McCall was the highest paid president among community and technical colleges nationwide with a total compensation of nearly $670,000.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System named George Edwards as its interim chancellor, as it looks to put a permanent chancellor in place no later than April.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College plans to go tobacco-free next fall, while the Kentucky Community and Technical College System offices in Versailles and several others in the system are enforcing their ban starting Jan. 1.


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.

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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.



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.

And he'll still earn six-figures after he retires in January.