hcc 02 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (11/15/13) – Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall announces the appointment of Jay S. Allen, Ph.D. as the next president of Hopkinsville Community College (HCC).
 
Dr. Allen has served as vice president of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College system since 2011. He has 18 years of experience as a community college administrator.
 
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Allen to HCC and KCTCS,” said President McCall. “He has the qualifications, experience and leadership skills to continue the success of HCC.”
 
After consideration of four candidates the HCC Board of Directors unanimously recommended Dr. Allen for the position. Board Chair Bettie Wallace said, “Dr. Allen will be a great fit for HCC. The selection process was great, we spent two days really studying the candidates. We look forward to Dr. Allen leading the college and for many good things in our future."
 
Dr. Allen is a community college graduate who earned an associate degree from Hinds Community College and went on to hold the position of Dean of Enrollment Services at his alma mater. He received his doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Mississippi, and both a master’s degree in counselor education and student development and a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Mississippi State University. He completed the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy and the Education Policy Fellowship Program through the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University.
 
"I am honored to have been selected as the fifth President of Hopkinsville Community College,” said Allen. “I look forward to providing leadership for such a quality institution. My family and I are excited about moving to the great Commonwealth of Kentucky and joining the Hopkinsville community."
 
Dr. Allen will begin serving as president effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Pat Lake will continue leading college operations as interim president the rest of the year.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Rena Young

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

New Madisonville Public Parking Area Announcement

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — The City of Madisonville and the Hopkins County Fiscal Court are pleased to announce an… Read More

Madisonville Fire Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — Madisonville Fire Department extinguished an electrical fire that sparked in a resident’s… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14359

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 4489

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4276

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4176

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 3863

UPDATE - GPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle, Arrest Made

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19308

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15330

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 27, 2015 4489

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3385

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1466

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1128

Baptist Health Names Regional Marketing, Public…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1058

New Madisonville Public Parking Area Announcement

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 1013

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 739

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 694

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 598

Missions in a Belizean Paradise

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 546

Pet of the Day - Charlie

by SurfKY News