Ag Commissioner Quarles Among KCTCS President Finalists

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has confirmed he is one of three finalists for the KCTCS Presidential Post.

Quarles is reportedly in the running for the Presidency post at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The Kentucky Lantern says the other two candidates are Dean McCurdy, who is the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan.
Quarles confirmed to the News Edge that he is a candidate for the Presidency and will undergo an interview in two weeks.
Quarles is finishing his second term as Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture. Quarles’ future plans had been in question since he lost the Republican gubernatorial primary in May and did not join Republican nominee Daniel Cameron’s campaign as the Lt. Governor candidate. In recent interviews with the News Edge, he hinted he may be considering a post in higher education, with that confirmed with the announcement this week.
Reports from KCTCS indicate the candidates will visit with the KCTCS Board of Regents, and all 16 KCTCS Presidents, and participate in a virtual forum with KCTCS staff and faculty. The Board of Regents will choose the next President who will begin his or her duties on January 1, 2024.


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