Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium

Working Committees and Subcommittees, 2013-14

 Academic Leadership Academy Committee

Goal:  While leadership in post-secondary institutions is complex and multidimensional, those who assume these roles are seldom trained for the range of issues for which they are expected to provide leadership.  These faculty simply demonstrate leadership capabilities and are identified as potential contributors to advance the mission of the institution.  The purpose of this Academic Leadership Academy is to encourage younger faculty to consider leadership career paths and to provide guidance in developing the skills that are requisites for effective institutional leadership to ensure a sound and successful future for the institution.  The desired outcome is to create a cohort of leaders for Central Kentucky’s institutions of higher education that have the inefficiencies to work with their colleagues by effectively employing quality leadership skills and being able to insight the overall role of the university so as to strategically lead the next generation of learners.

Committee Members:   Co Chairs  Bonnie Banker Asbury, Sherry Robinson EKU, Linda Leek Berea, J Marshall Morehead, Mike Vetter Transylvania, Lee Nimocks CPE, Gary Cox AIKCU, David Hellmich BCTC, David Tudor Sullivan, Larry Jones Community Trust Bank, GT Lineberry U.K., Greg Feeney BCTC.

College & Career Readiness Committee/Subcommittees

Goal is to create a seamless college & career readiness system.

Committee Members:  Daryl Smith KU Chair,  Carol Hanley U.K., Danette Wilder  Commerce Lexington B.E.N. & Sealing Life Inc.; Glenda George LFUCG, Lee Nimocks CPE,   Frank Fletcher Midway,  Ken Carroll  Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Larry Jones Community Trust Bank,  Polly Marquette Partnership for Successful Schools,  Daniel Sulfridge BCTC, Lynette Walker Baptist Health, Keeley Gadd National College,  J. Marshall Morehead. Mark Whitt EKU, Liza Holland of United Way, Mendi Goble Richmond Chamber, Susan Rayer Transylvania, Jennifer Compton BGADD,  Candace Bensel Career Colleges Assoc.,  Josh Nadzam Manchester Bidwell Project, Rick Christman Employment Solutions.

CCR Subcommittees:

 A.       Planning, Data, Mapping & Inventory… focusing on research, data collection, development, planning and what model really fits our central Kentucky culture and how do we develop and measure outcomes… focusing on three main career development tracks: Health Care, Manufacturing, High Tech/Engineering. Mapping and Inventory…. Responsible for inventory of all of the assets we have in the region (active and in planning stages) for “college and career readiness.”

 Committee members: Carol Hanley U.K., Danette Wilder BEN & Sealing Life Inc.; Glenda George LFUCG, Lee Nimocks CPE,  Candice Bensel  Career Colleges Assoc., Frank Fletcher Midway,  Ken Carroll  Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Larry Jones Community Trust Bank,  Polly Marquette Partnership for Successful Schools,  Daniel Sulfridge BCTC, Lynette Walker Baptist Health, Keeley Gadd National College,  J. Marshall Morehead, Sue Cain CPE, Shawna Simms BCTC.

B.      Public Relations, Communications/Website/Technology: tasked with coming up with the “Big Idea” the branding for our October 31 event while focusing on how we communicate to parents, teachers, students, adults, business leaders… Development of Website with inventory of CCR programs included, communicating through social media, e-mail, e-news, twitter, instagram, cable and dish networks, etc.

Committee Members: Mark Whitt EKU chair, with P.R. representatives of other universities…. Also Liza Holland of United Way, Mendi Goble Richmond Chamber, Susan Rayer Transy

C.      Building/Center/Infrastructure: What physical centers, buildings will we need. Development of a Café College/Manchester Bidwell type of facility, utilization of existing schools, colleges, one-stop career centers, etc. 

Committee Members : Jennifer Compton BGADD,  Candace Bensel Career Colleges

Assoc., Josh Nadzam,  Daryl Smith KU, Rick Christman Employment Solutions  

STEMx Committee

Purpose:  To develop a Bluegrass “hub” model in cooperation with the University of Kentucky, the Batelle Foundation,  and the rest of the BHEC institutions, which can be emulated statewide, focusing on STEM communication and disseminating the characteristics of highly effective STEM initiatives, maintain continuous growth and development of STEM P20 educators.  BHEC will also focus on the arts and workplace competencies (Principle 3).

Committee Members (to date):  Eve Profitt U.K., Carol Hanley U.K., Rob Rumpke.