Kentucky Community and Technical College System

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Kentucky Community and Technical College System has a new Vice President. Dr. Larry Ferguson was named to the role Thursday. 

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Higher education officials from across Kentucky are meeting in Versailles to discuss making transfer options between community colleges and universities easier for students.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has issued an executive order creating the Work Ready Scholarship Program, which will provide free tuition to eligible Kentucky students getting a two-year degree that could be used in "high-demand" industries like healthcare and manufacturing.

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Tammy Thompson of McCracken County is the new board secretary to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents. 

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Educators at Kentucky’s Community and Technical Colleges plus universities are establishing a new strategy for incoming freshmen with below benchmark academic achievement scores.

Participants at the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education conference focused on co-requisite course work.  Eastern Kentucky University Director of Academic Readiness Kathy Williams says the traditional course of action would be to first place these students in non-credit bearing courses.

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The Kentucky community college system reassigned its top attorney earlier this month to a newly created “special assistant” position soon after wrapping up a monthslong investigation of his office behavior.

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  The leaders of Kentucky’s higher education institutions are meeting next Monday to continue shaping their strategy ahead of the upcoming General Assembly session.

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There are three finalists to lead Owensboro Community and Technical College.

The new president will replace interim Larry Durrence who took office after former president James Klauber left last year to head Calhoun Community College in Alabama.  

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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Board of Regents has received media and public criticism over the level of accountability in its presidential search process.

Last week, the board unanimously chose Jay Box, current KCTCS chancellor, as their preferred candidate to head the 16-college, 72-campus system.

But there has been an issue regarding the 19-member presidential search committee’s methods and transparency during the process. 

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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. 

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