Incoming KCTCS President’s Contract To Be Finalized In Coming Month

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting recently delved into KCTCS pay and found that, in addition to a base annual salary of $317,962, the retiring president received $117,353 in “deferred compensation,” a $78,509 bonus, a $90,000 housing allowance and a $43,200 car allowance. He is among the highest-paid administrators in the country.

Kentucky’s Community College System Offers Little Accountability In Presidential Search

On Thursday the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the state community college system had announced a “preferred candidate,” Jay Box, in its search for a new president. The news came out of nowhere. In September, the chairman of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System Board of Trustees, P.G. Peeples, told the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting that 40 people had applied for the job. KCTCS refused to share the names of those applicants, but Peeples said that the finalists would “probably” be announced in October. By October end, Peeples said the search committee was hopeful of “wrapping this up” in mid-November.