Stephanie Taylor, an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Madisonville Community College, is one of 18 faculty and staff members selected from throughout the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to participate in President Michael B. McCall’s 2013 President’s Leadership Seminar (PLS) beginning in January. The seminar promotes and strengthens leadership traits among KCTCS faculty and staff in an effort to advance the System's 16 community and technical colleges, as well as each participant's personal and professional goals.
"This annual leadership program offers select faculty and staff a unique experience to learn from the top community college experts in the nation. It is designed to not only enhance their skills, but to also create strong KCTCS leadership for the future," said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. This unique professional development experience explores such broad-ranging issues as leadership traits, national issues and trends, professionalism, media relations, and customer service.
Taylor was nominated by MCC President Dr. Judy Rhoads with Dr. McCall making the final selection of the class. Taylor’s selection is a reflection of her leadership within the college and KCTCS. She will have opportunities to interact with community college leaders in Kentucky and from across the nation to learn about leadership challenges facing higher education. There will be a variety of forums for the participants to engage with these leaders from January through June, providing them with skills that can be applied when they return to their campuses.
“I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to participate in the President’s Leadership Seminar and to be selected as a representative of MCC in this endeavor. I really look forward to working with other KCTCS participants as well as the ability to obtain effective leadership traits from the experts,” stated Taylor. She graduated from Madisonville Community College in 1997 with an Associate in Applied Science (Physical Therapist Assistant), Murray State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Independent Studies degree(Career and Technical Education), and is expected to graduate from Western Kentucky University in the fall of 2013 with a Masters of Arts degree in Adult Education.