It’s that time of year. The time for decorating, shopping, baking, and of course, your Facebook year in review video! Like most people, I love this time of year. It’s a time for family and faith traditions, childhood memories and the joy of giving. Along with all of this, the approaching new year usually makes us feel optimistic. I have to tell you, I am optimistic and excited about all the possibilities before us in 2017.
We can be proud of all we accomplished as a system and at each of our colleges in 2016. It’s a privilege to help thousands of students take the next step to a better life and fulfilling career. Many thanks to all of our faculty and staff for their dedication to our students.
As always, we’ll be focused in 2017 on student access and success. Our nation’s community colleges were founded on the concept of social justice and providing all Americans an affordable and accessible education. Since 2000, KCTCS has served nearly 835,000 Kentuckians. It’s our mission, and we all embrace it.
As we prepare for our end of year closing, I wish everyone a happy holiday season and joyous new year filled with great things!