As founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), Dr. Michael B. McCall oversees a system of 16 individually accredited comprehensive community colleges with 68 campuses serving over 108,000 students. KCTCS has an annual operating budget of approximately $920 million, and touches the lives of more than 500,000 citizens.
Under the leadership of President McCall, KCTCS is committed to serving as the major gateway to postsecondary education for all Kentuckians. Since his appointment in December 1998, Dr. McCall has achieved many successes, such as:
Dr. McCall has served for over 40 years in community and technical colleges. He has been recognized for his advanced collaborative partnerships, economic development, innovative use of technology, and the utilization of team-oriented management. Dr. McCall was the recipient of Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious State Community College Director Award of Distinction. Dr. McCall received the 2005 National Council for Continuing Education and Training’s National Leadership Award – Inside the Field. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development honored Dr. McCall with their 2005 International Leadership Award. Dr. McCall received the prestigious honor from Kentucky Monthly Magazine as the 2004 Kentuckian of the Year. On June 30, 2006 Dr. McCall completed his tenure as Board Chair of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). This marked the first time a System- level president was elected chair of the AACC board. Under his chairmanship a community college caucus was established. In addition, Dr. McCall serves on a number of boards and commissions including:
Prior to his appointment as the founding president of KCTCS, Dr. McCall served as President of South Carolina’s comprehensive technical college system and provided leadership for South Carolina’s economic development training programs.
Earlier in his career, Dr. McCall served as president of Florence Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC, and as president of Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin, VA. Dr. McCall was also a dean and a faculty member at community and technical colleges in Virginia.
Dr. McCall received his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; his master’s in physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; and his doctorate in educational administration from VPI.