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Dec 13, 2013 - | 01:42 PM -

Eighteen faculty and staff members selected from throughout the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) will participate in President Michael B. McCall’s 2014 President's Leadership Seminar (PLS) beginning in January.

The seminar promotes and strengthens leadership traits among KCTCS faculty and staff in an effort to advance the System’s 16 community and technical colleges, as well as each participant’s personal and professional goals.

"This annual leadership program offers select faculty and staff a unique experience to learn from the top community college experts in the nation. It is designed to not only enhance their skills, but to also create strong KCTCS leadership for the future,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall.

This unique professional development experience explores such broad-ranging issues as leadership traits, national issues and trends, professionalism, media relations and customer service.

Participants will have opportunities to interact with community college leaders in Kentucky and from across the nation to learn about leadership challenges facing higher education. There will be a variety of forums for the participants to engage with these leaders from January through June, providing them with skills that can be applied when they return to their campuses.

To be eligible for the seminar, faculty and staff members from the colleges must be nominated by their college presidents. System Office staff are nominated by the cabinet member who oversees their department. Dr. McCall makes the final selection of the class.

The 2014 PLS class includes by college:

Ashland Community and Technical College
- Megan Horn, director of student support services

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
- Myra Elliott, professor, nursing

Bluegrass Community and Technical College 
- Pam Hatcher, director of workforce solutions
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 
- Sarah Ballard, Springfield Campus coordinator

Gateway Community and Technical College 
- Doug Penix, director of learning environments

Hazard Community and Technical College 
- Deronda Mobelini, director, University Center of the Mountains

Henderson Community College
- Brian McMurty, information technology manager/network manager

Hopkinsville Community College 
- Kanya Allen, coordinator of career and transfer services

Jefferson Community and Technical College
- Stacy Taylor, associate professor, English department head

Madisonville Community College
- Octavia Lawrence, academic advisor

Maysville Community and Technical College
- Robert Boone, coordinator, workforce transitions

Owensboro Community and Technical College
- Jennifer McGee, associate professor, nursing department

Somerset Community College
- Clint Hayes, associate dean, mathematics and natural sciences; director, institutional effectiveness and research

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Jennifer Dietzel, director of student success center

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Debra Young, vice president; Whitesburg Campus director

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Bridget Canter, director of human resources

System Office
- Pam Duncan, staff attorney
- Brendan Lehane, director of financial planning