Category Archives: Presidential Information

Giving back on Giving Tuesday

Now that you’ve devoured your Thanksgiving dinner, shopped till you dropped on Black Friday, supported local businesses on Small Business Saturday and are grabbing bargains on Cyber Monday, add one more thing to your list. Consider making a donation to … Continue reading

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Veterans Sacrifice for Our Freedom and Liberty

This Saturday, people will gather to honor those who have served our country. We’ll celebrate with parades, free meals for veterans and solemn events in remembrance of loved ones and those we didn’t even know. Being a member of the … Continue reading

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KCTCS and Kentucky Manufacturers Helping Students Have Better Lives

As Manufacturing Month comes to a close, I want to thank all of our terrific manufacturing partners from across the state. We work with about 275 companies on a yearly basis. Because of them, many of our students get on-the-job … Continue reading

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Four KCTCS colleges among the best in the U.S.

Every field has an award that signifies its recipients are leaders, innovators or just plain good at what they do. For us, that award is the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Nationally, there are more than 1,100 community colleges, … Continue reading

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Learning What a Better Life Means to Students

On September 18th, I kicked-off my Better Lives for a Better Kentucky Tour at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC). Although fog made my morning drive to Ashland a bit of a challenge, I had a terrific day with faculty, … Continue reading

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A New Way to Think About Football

It’s football time in the bluegrass state and I’ve spent some time thinking about the upcoming season. I can’t help but notice the similarities between KCTCS colleges and football. The Huddle is like our colleges. In that huddle are people … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for a Successful Semester

Over the years, students have told me they didn’t believe they could succeed in college. Some even delayed going to college because they didn’t believe in themselves. Soon after enrolling, though, they found they could be successful and college was … Continue reading

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Myth Busters

Still not convinced college is for you? What’s holding you back? Some people have a number of reasons why they think they can’t attend college, but I want to do a little myth busting. Here are a few of the … Continue reading

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AOKY Providing Better Lives for Kentuckians

In 2011, KCTCS, along with community colleges in Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana, launched a new program through Jobs for the Future called Accelerating Opportunity. The goals of Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky (AOKY) were threefold. Allow students who need to earn their … Continue reading

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Camping KCTCS Style

Summer is here and so are our summer camps! If the kids are bored and you’re worried about them having too much screen time, then sign them up for a camp at one of the 16 KCTCS colleges. The colleges … Continue reading

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