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Czarapata selected as KCTCS president

Paul Czarapata

VERSAILLES, Ky. — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents selected Paul Czarapata as the new president of KCTCS after a national search.

Czarapata has been serving as the interim president of the system since October. Prior to that, he was a KCTCS vice president and chief information officer responsible for the technology needs of the 16 colleges and Versailles office. He joined KCTCS in 2000 and has served in technology leadership roles leading up to his appointment as vice president. Before joining KCTCS, he was a software consultant and served as a manager with PeopleSoft.

He also served as an adjunct professor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and University of the Cumberlands.

Czarapata earned a bachelor’s degree in operations management and information systems from Northern Illinois University. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in instructional technology leadership both from Morehead State University.

Czarapata transitions to his new role soon. He is the third person to serve as KCTCS president. The system was created by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1997.