After 52 years of service in education, Maysville Community and Technical College
(MCTC) President Dr. Ed Story has announced that he will retire December 31, 2014.
Dr. Story was named President in May 2008. He is a 32-year employee of the College,
having also served as professor of biology, division chair and chief academic officer.
It has been my privilege and honor to be a part of this great college, said Dr. Story.
I have loved every minute of my time at MCTC, but the last six years as president
have truly been the most rewarding of my career. I believe now it is the right time
to complete my tenure. My wife Barbara and I look forward to spending more time with
our family and grandchildren. Its time for MCTC to begin the transition to new leadership.
Dr. Story has shown great leadership during his tenure as president at Maysville Community
and Technical College, said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. We are currently working
with Dr. Story to ensure a seamless transition plan is in place as we move forward
in our mission to provide Kentuckians with a quality postsecondary education that
is both accessible and affordable.
Mr. Charlie Calvert, chairman of the MCTC Board of Directors said, Dr. Storys vision,
commitment to the community college mission, and deep caring for the students has
been the driving force behind MCTCs success. His loyalty and dedication to our College
is unparalleled. The College clearly would not be where we are today without his leadership
and while he will be missed, he has prepared us for continued success in the future.
Despite tough economic times, Dr. Story has guided the College through a period of
transformation and growth and spearheaded significant changes in the communities it
serves. Under his leadership, MCTC added additional programs including: applied engineering
technology, criminal justice, medical laboratory technician, culinary arts and cosmetology
all in cooperation with and the support of local businesses and industries. Dr. Story
oversaw the construction of a new science building on the Maysville Campus, including
a biology lab named in his honor. The College also constructed a new allied health
wing on the Licking Valley Campus in Cynthiana and raised $350,000 in private funds
for furniture and equipment. In partnership with the City of Maysville, MCTC established
the Maysville Institute of Culinary Arts, including a student-operated caf and bakery,
in the historic Cox Building. Just this year, MCTC opened a new location in Mt. Sterling,
transforming a 30,000 square-foot facility into a state-of-the-art training center
for technical programming and welcoming over 220 students during the first semester.
MCTC received national recognition as one of the top 10% community colleges in the
country by the Aspen Institute in 2011.
Today MCTC has more than 3,500 students enrolled in credit classes per semester and
serves more than 15,000 individuals annually through workforce and community development.
This year MCTC will graduate its largest class in its 45-year history.
The greatest blessing of serving as president is the outstanding group of people with
whom I have had the privilege to work with over the years: our talented and caring
team of faculty, staff and administrators; our students who come to us with the hope
for a better future; and the many generous and supportive partners, legislators, businesses
and industries, educational institutions, community leaders, donors, and alumni who
believe in our mission of giving students access to their future, said Dr. Story.
A graduate of Morehead State University, Dr. Story earned a masters degree from Murray
State University, and his doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior
to coming to Maysville, Dr. Story was on the faculty at the University of Southern
Mississippi (1974-1981) and in 1981 was named Science Program Coordinator at the West
Virginia Department of Education. Dr. Story came to what was then Maysville Community
College in 1982 where he served as professor of biology until 2000 before moving into
administration as the chief academic officer.
He and his wife Barbara reside in Flemingsburg. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Story will remain as president until a successor is named. During the next month,
board chairman Charlie Calvert will work with KCTCS to develop a presidential search
process and timeline for a nationwide search.