Reece selected as new president for West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Dr. Anton Reece

Dr. Anton Reece

Versailles, Ky. – Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced tonight the appointment of Dr. Anton Reece as president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC).

Reece is an experienced leader who currently serves as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs and director of the Student Success Center at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville. Prior to this position, Reece served in other leadership positions at UT. He also was dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment and Minority Affairs coordinator at Paducah Community College.

“Dr. Reece brings a broad range of experience to West Kentucky,” Box said. “He’s a proven leader that will be a good fit because he knows the college and the community. I’m pleased to welcome him back to WKCTC.”

Reece earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology and research at UT, a master’s degree in counseling, student personnel services at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting news, also from EKU.

“I am honored to serve as president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and look forward to getting to know the students, faculty and staff,” Reece said. “I’m thrilled to come back to WKCTC and to continue the legacy of excellence this college has achieved as one of the best in the nation. One of my top priorities is meeting with business leaders to learn how WKCTC can continue to meet the ever-changing technology and training needs of local business and industry.”

Reece begins his duties as WKCTC president on October 1.

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