Leaving for Northwest Florida State College
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2016) — Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) since June 2015, has accepted a similar position at Northwest Florida State College, effective January 2017.
Stephenson, a Sumiton, Ala. said one of the deciding factors in taking the job was to be closer to family in Alabama.
During Stephenson’s time at BSCTC, he has led an effort of regional transformation. Through his efforts, the college was awarded $3.2 million through an Economic Development Agency grant for the construction of Kentucky’s first Advanced Technology Center. The project also received $500,000 apiece from a Community Development Block Grant and the Appalachian Regional Commission. The college brought on new programs in Electronics Technology. Electrical Technology, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Health Science Technology, Broadband Technology, and new certificate programs in Fiber Optics and Dental Assisting.