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Finalists announced for the KCTCS presidency

VERSAILLES, Ky. — Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board Chair Mr. Barry Martin announced the finalists for the position of KCTCS President.

“We are overwhelmingly thrilled with candidates received in this search,” said Chair Martin, “and we are excited to announce these extraordinary finalists.”

The finalists are:

  • Dr. Dean McCurdy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President, Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan
  • Dr. Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture

In a joint statement, presidential search committee co-chairs, Regents James Lee Stevens and Brianna Whitten, a Maysville Community and Technical College faculty member, stated, “We know the importance of this position. We know the obstacles and opportunities ahead, and we are excited to work with a new president to bring KCTCS into its next chapter for the good of the Commonwealth.”

The candidates are scheduled to visit the system office in Versailles to meet with the KCTCS Board of Regents and the 16 college presidents and for a virtual forum with faculty and staff systemwide.

The KCTCS Board of Regents is statutorily charged with choosing a president to lead the system, and the selected candidate is expected to begin no later than Jan. 1, 2024.

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