Interim President Named for Maysville Community and Technical College | MCTC

Interim President Named for Maysville Community and Technical College

May 20, 2020

Russell WardKentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced today the appointment of Russell Ward as the interim president of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Ward currently serves as chief operations officer of MCTC and campus director of the Rowan and Maysville campuses. He has 30 years of experience in higher education serving in a variety of leadership roles. Ward also has served as a student advisor and taught at universities and KCTCS colleges. He has won numerous awards for both, including the UK/University of Kentucky International Alumni “GREAT TEACHER” award.

“As a leader at MCTC, Russ understands how to move the college forward as we search for a new president,” Box said. “His experience and knowledge of the college and the communities it serves are extremely important for the faculty, staff and students during this interim period.”

The national search for a new MCTC president will begin in August with the goal of having a new president in place January 2021. Box will appoint a search committee, which will be led by MCTC Board Chair Avi Bear. It will include five community members and five faculty and staff members. 

Ward begins his new duties July 1.