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HEATHER ROGERS SELECTED AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SKYCTC FOUNDATION

picture of Heather rogersBowling Green, Ky. (December 18, 2014) Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Heather Rogers as the new Executive Director of the SKYCTC Foundation and Associate VP of Institutional Advancement. She will begin her position in January, succeeding Donna Martin, who is retiring from SKYCTC after 28 years of distinguished service.

SKYCTC President and CEO Dr. Phillip Neal shared his enthusiasm by stating, I am so excited that Heather has agreed to join the SKYCTC family. She brings more than twenty years of experience serving the citizens of South Central Kentucky, with a particular emphasis in raising community awareness and resources that address the needs of the youth in our communities. The relationships she has developed and the experience she possesses are an ideal match with the expanded mission of SKYCTC.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Rogers said, Although it is bittersweet to leave an organization that I love, joining SKYCTC affords me the amazing opportunity to take the next step in my career while continuing to do what I truly enjoy, and that is helping students reach their goals and improve their lives. I am honored to follow Donna Martin and continue the success that she has achieved for the Foundation and the College.

Rogers has served as President of Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky since 1999. She joined Junior Achievement after a six-year tenure at United Way of Southern Kentucky. Rogers is a 1989 graduate of Western Kentucky University and received the 2010 WKU Alumna of the Year award. Rogers has also completed the Penn State Executive Program Strategic Leadership. She and her husband Jay have two children: Hunter, age 19 and Taylor, age 16.

Travis Keller, Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky said, For over 15 years, Heather Rogers has been a tremendous asset to our organization. Her efforts resulted in more than 10,000 area students per year receiving JA curriculum with subjects ranging from Financial Literacy to Entrepreneurship. On behalf of the Board of Directors, and the thousands of students, teachers and volunteers who have benefited from her leadership, we wish to congratulate Heather on this new opportunity and wish her and SKYCTC the very best as they begin this new work together.