VERSAILLES, Ky. – Paul Czarapata, vice president of technology solutions for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), is now serving as interim president of the system.
Czarapata joined KCTCS in 1999 as director of enterprise systems, was named chief technology officer in 2007 and became vice president and chief information officer in 2011. He earned a bachelor’s degree in operations management and information systems from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, a master’s degree in business administration from Morehead State University and a doctorate in instruction technology leadership also from Morehead State University.
A national search is underway for a replacement for Jay K. Box, who retired after 18 years with KCTCS, five of which he served as president. The goal is for a new president to be announced at the end of January.
KCTCS is the commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. It also is Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training and online education. Since its creation, it has served nearly one million Kentuckians.