HAZARD — Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay K. Box announced Thursday the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Lindon as president of Hazard Community and Technical College.
“Dr. Lindon’s background and experience here at HCTC have prepared her well to lead this college,” Box said. “I’m sure she’ll do great things for the students, faculty, staff and communities HCTC serves.”
Dr. Jennifer Lindon was the only candidate for the position, who is a native of Hazard. Lindon attended Hazard Community College as a student, prior to achieving a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree from Morehead State University, and then venturing on to earn her Ph.D through Mississippi State.
One of Dr. Lindon’s objectives is to maintain a visible and motivated presence within the communities HCTC serves. She also plans to grow HCTC through creative enrollment efforts that focus on both traditional and non-traditional students, including high school and dual credit initiatives, as well as workforce and short-term training.
“I am honored to serve the students, faculty, staff and the Southeastern Kentucky region in the position of president of Hazard Community and Technical College,” Lindon said. “Having started my educational career at HCTC, I truly feel HCTC is my home, and I am excited about the opportunities ahead and the future of the area.”
Four of Dr. Lindon’s years at HCTC have been spent as the Dean of Occupational Technologies Programs, while also managing the technical campus, which includes five buildings and more than 1,200 students.
“Jennifer Lindon will be a tremendous president for Hazard Community and Technical College,” said Stephen Bowling, vice chair of the HCTC board. “We look forward to her hard work, dedication and commitment to the college and the principles that we stand for in our community.”
Lindon will begin her duties as HCTC president on June 1.
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