P.G. Peeples, Sr. Will Continue to Serve As Board Chair
Versailles, Ky. (September 12, 2012) – There are several new and returning members on the 2012-2013 Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents following appointments and elections. Governor Steve Beshear has reappointed Porter G. (P.G.) Peeples, Sr. for a term expiring July 21, 2018. He is the current board chair and will continue to hold the position until June 30, 2013.
Peeples lives in Lexington and serves as President/CEO of the Lexington Urban League. He is a graduate of the former Southeast Community College (now Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College) and the University of Kentucky, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary and special education. He was first appointed to the KCTCS Board of Regents in 2006; and before being elected chairman, he held the positions of board secretary and vice chair.
Governor Beshear also appointed Barry K. Martin to a term expiring July 21, 2018. Martin lives in Lexington and is CEO of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky. Martin received an associate degree from the former Prestonsburg Community College (now Big Sandy Community and Technical College) and a bachelor of science in accounting and master of science in healthcare from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the Hazard Community and Technical College Foundation Board, Kentucky Primary Care Association Board, Community Trust Bank Advisory Board and the Hazard Rotary Club. Martin replaces Thomas O. Zawacki, Georgetown, whose term has expired.
In August faculty, staff and student representatives were elected to serve on the Board of Regents and include:
Faculty Regents Elect
Dr. Michael Ginsberg, Jefferson Community and Technical College (General Education) – Dr. Ginsberg has 21 years teaching experience at Jefferson Community and Technical College and has served on the KCTCS Board of Regents for nearly three years. Early in his career at the college, he taught developmental reading and now teaches English and Journalism. Dr. Ginsberg earned a bachelor of arts in history from State University New York at Buffalo, a master of arts in elementary education from the University of Louisville, and doctor of philosophy in language education with a minor in composition from Indiana University. Dr. Ginsberg was re-elected to the KCTCS Board of Regents to serve a second term as the General Education Faculty Regent. Dr. Ginsberg’s term as faculty regent ends October 2015.
Mr. Elijah “Lige” Buell, Jr., Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (Occupational/Technical) – Mr. Buell has 32 years of experience teaching Business Administration, primarily accounting and economics, at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, where he is a professor. In addition, Mr. Buell also has worked as an adjunct faculty at Lincoln Memorial University and the University of the Cumberlands. Mr. Buell earned a bachelor of arts in business administration from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and a master of business administration from Morehead State University. In August 2009, Mr. Buell was first elected to the KCTCS Board of Regents to serve as the Occupational/Technical College Faculty Regent. Mr. Buell’s second term as faculty regent ends October 2015.
Staff Regents Elect
Mr. John Dove, Big Sandy Community and Technical College (General Education) – Mr. Dove has been employed with Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) since January of 1999 and is currently the Director of Information Technology. He previously worked at Lexmark International, Inc. Mr. Dove has served on the Floyd and Pike County Chambers of Commerce and participated in the BSCTC Leadership Institute as well as the Floyd, Johnson and East Kentucky Leadership Programs. He is the recipient of two NISOD awards and the 2010 KCTCS New Horizons Award of Excellence for Administrative Staff. Mr. Dove earned a bachelor of business administration and a master of science from Morehead State University. Mr. Dove’s term as staff regent ends October 2015.
Ms. Ginger Carroll, Hazard Community and Technical College (Occupational/Technical) - Ms. Carroll is an Administrative Assistant for Student Support Services at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC). As a student at HCTC, she was elected as Student Government President and chosen to serve as a student regent on the KCTCS board. Ms. Carroll has been honored with the HCTC President’s Award and Eastern Star Community Leader and Service awards. After completing her associate degree at HCTC, Ms. Carroll then transferred to Morehead State University where she is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business. Ms. Carroll’s term as staff regent ends October 2015.
Student Regents Elect
Ms. Amber’Lee Douglas, West Kentucky Community and Technical College – Ms. Douglas is pursuing an associate degree at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, where she was elected as the college’s 2012-13 Student Government Association (SGA) President. She is also a Student Ambassador, member of Phi Theta Kappa, Vice-President of Alpha Epsilon Beta, and City of Paducah Human Rights Commissioner. After receiving an associate degree, Ms. Douglas hopes to continue her education to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Ms. Douglas was elected by the 16 KCTCS College 2012-13 SGA Presidents as one of the KCTCS Student Body Co-Presidents and as a member of the KCTCS Board of Regents. Her one-year term as regent will expire August 2013.
Mr. M. Patrick Holland, Hopkinsville Community College – Mr. Holland is pursuing an associate degree at Hopkinsville Community College, where he was elected as the college's 2012-13 Student Government Association (SGA) President. He is also a Student Ambassador, a member of the Religion and Philosophy Club and a member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. He serves as Regional President of Honors in Action for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for Phi Theta Kappa. After receiving a degree from KCTCS, Mr. Holland plans to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Mr. Holland was elected by the 16 KCTCS College 2012-13 SGA Presidents as one of the KCTCS Student Body Co-Presidents and as a member of the KCTCS Board of Regents. His one-year term as regent will expire August 2013.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the KCTCS Board of Regents is September 20-21 at Hazard Community and Technical College.