Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) inaugurated President Vic Adams April 5 in the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. While Dr. Adams is the 11th executive to lead the institution, he is only the third to bear the official title of “President.”
Dr. Adams was joined on the stage by former president Dr. Bruce Ayers, SKCTC Board Chair Rayburn Doss, SKCTC Foundation Board Chair Ed Harris, and Board representatives from the faculty, staff, and students, Dr. Roy Silver, Rechelle Sampson, and Danielle Saylor.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Ayers emphasized the importance of the event, saying that it “reflects the gravity of the responsibility” that the new president will bear. He also said, “I believe it is also to remind all who are connected with the institution which the president will lead that the privilege and responsibility to lead can best be borne when all who have a stake in its success are willing to help in whatever way we can.”
Dr. Jay K. Box, President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), as well as Donna McClure, field representative for Senator Mitch McConnell, also joined the speakers on stage. Dr. Box performed the installation, bestowing Dr. Adams with the presidential medallion.