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March 25, 2014

ACTC dean chosen for state-level position

Dr. Larry Ferguson specializes in work-force development

ASHLAND — An Ashland Community and Technical College dean has been chosen for a state-level position.

Dr. Larry Ferguson, dean of work-force development and external affairs at ACTC, has been named vice chancellor for economic development and work-force solutions for the Kentucky Community College and Technical System, the school announced on Tuesday.

“We have been fortunate to have Larry at ACTC for the past 61⁄2 years,” said Dr. Kay Adkins, ACTC president. “Our college will continue to feel his presence as he transitions to his new position at KCTCS.” 

Ferguson was selected following an extensive national search, and he will begin his new role with KCTCS on April 16, according to a news release from ACTC. He will serve as the primary KCTCS point of contact for global, national and regional companies seeking work-force training services in Kentucky. He will also support and collaborate with work-force solutions leaders and presidents at each of the 16 KCTCS colleges.

“I am elated to get the opportunity to work with each of the KCTCS colleges and our close partners at the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet, the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Governor’s office,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson has more than 20 years of work-force training experience in both the private sector and higher education. He has been involved in work-force development for multiple industry sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, information technology and health care. He also has significant experience in economic development at both the local and state levels.

Ferguson is an Ashland native and a 1991 graduate of ACTC’s predecessor, Ashland Community College. He has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University. His doctorate in educational leadership is from Trident University.

He is actively involved in a wide variety of community organizations, including serving on the executive board for the Northeast Kentucky United Way and the TENCO Workforce Investment Board.

 

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