Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) President Dr. Phil Neal has announced the appointment of Dr. James B. McCaslin as the college’s next Provost. McCaslin succeeds Dr. Maggie Schmidt Shelton, who is leaving the position effective June 30.
“Dr. McCaslin is a proven leader with extensive knowledge and experience in post-secondary education,” said SKYCTC President Dr. Phil Neal. “I look forward to seeing how he further improves student success through his role as Provost at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.”
"It has been my honor to work with the faculty and staff of SKYCTC for the past eight years as we have provided accessible and affordable education and training to all of the communities in the ten counties served by SKYCTC. I am humbled by the faith and confidence that Dr. Neal, the faculty, and the staff of SKYCTC have placed in me, and will continue to dedicate myself to our tradition of academic excellence,” said McCaslin.
With 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, McCaslin currently serves as the SKYCTC Vice President of Outreach and Community Development, providing senior leadership to the college’s Franklin-Simpson Center, Workforce Solutions, Dual Credit, SKY FAME, and Skills U (Adult Education) programming. Before joining SKYCTC, McCaslin was the Assistant Director of Western Kentucky University’s campus in Glasgow. He is married to Dr. Sara B. McCaslin, a Western Kentucky University faculty member.