Category Archives: Presidential Information

March Madness Has a Different Meaning for Students

This is an exciting time of year for basketball fans, especially for those of us who live in Kentucky. March Madness takes on a life of its own here, and that’s just the way fans like it. Recently, while thinking … Continue reading

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Don’t overlook short-term career education programs

Since it’s Career and Technical Education Month, I’d like to share some KCTCS stats. We train 82 percent of the skilled trades workers and 69 percent of allied health care professionals in Kentucky. We’re also the state’s largest overall provider … Continue reading

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The Crisis in Black Education: 2017 Black History Month Theme

When you think of a crisis, you probably think of a natural disaster, active shooter or some other sudden event. The truth is, most crises are not sudden. The majority have been smoldering for some time and finally erupt. Such … Continue reading

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Our focus for 2017

In 1992, James Carville helped develop Bill Clinton’s campaign strategies. One of those strategies people still talk about was written on a sticky note: The economy, stupid. This was a note Carville wrote to himself to remind him the team … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

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 … Continue reading

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Let’s Slow Down and Give Thanks

Although retailers like to go straight from Halloween to Christmas, I think it’s important that we don’t lose Thanksgiving along the way. This holiday has a long tradition of family meals and family time that are too important to forget … Continue reading

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One day of recognition is not enough

Our country’s veterans have served honorably and bravely to ensure our freedoms. I cannot imagine what they’ve sacrificed for us, or what they’ve endured on our behalf. These quiet heroes of our armed services deserve our thanks and recognition for … Continue reading

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A Salute to Kentucky’s Manufacturers

As Manufacturing Month is winding down, I wanted to make sure our industry partners know how much we appreciate them. Our colleges have key partnerships with manufacturers around the state to help our students train for local jobs. Or as … Continue reading

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It’s on Us

Sexual assault and harassment are tough topics to discuss, but it’s important to talk about these issues and keep them in the forefront. The KCTCS faculty, staff and I are charged with making sure that every student attending our colleges … Continue reading

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Kudos to our firefighters

This is Fire Prevention Week and it made me realize we don’t give our firefighters the kudos they deserve often enough. They bravely run toward a fire when the rest of us are running away. These heroes save many lives … Continue reading

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