Board of Directors
Rayburn Doss, Chair
207 Gogich Street, Cumberland KY 40323, (606) 589-2401
Rayburn Doss, a native of the area, was a member of the the first graduating class of Southeast Community College and was present at the spade ceremony for Southeast in 1960. He opened a local grocery store, and was then employed by Standard Oil. In 1978, after only nine years with Standard Oil, Mr. Doss owned his own Standard Oil franchise. Since then it has grown to be one of the major oil suppliers in Harlan County. He is the Chair of the Southeast Education Foundation and Chair of the Bank of Harlan Board of Directors.
P.O. Box 435, Grays Knob, KY 40829, (606) 573-5258
Abe Bailey is a native of Harlan County, Kentucky. He is a retired Plant Operating Engineer of Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital. He served in the United States Army for 2 years and is a Kentucky Colonel. He was a Harlan County Magistrate of District 4 for over 14 years. He also served on the AFL-CIO board of directors for 12 years.
Sandy Miller, Vice Chair
P.O. Box 488, Harlan, KY 40831, (606) 573-6968
Sandy Miller, Comptroller at Leo Miller & Associates, Inc. a consulting civil engineering firm, has chaired numerous functions for Southeast, networking community support and promoting awareness for the educational programs and services the College provides for the Southeast student. She is A board member for The Center for Rural Development, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Education Foundation, Inc., Cumberland Valley Area Development District Board of Ethics Committee Member, a member of the Benham School House Inn Advisory Committee, Pine Mountain Settlement School Advisory Council, and the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Board of Directors.
Charity Collett Hayes
2309 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro KY 40965, (606) 499-3886
Charity Hayes is a native of Bell County, Kentucky. She is a Southeast graduate with Associate of Arts degree. She went on to complete her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from Lincoln Memorial University and Union College, respectively. She also has earned a Rank I in Principalship and Administration. She currently teaches intermediate science in the Bell County school system. She serves on the Curriculum Planning committee, Social committee, Parent Involvement committee, Science Olympiad, and coaches cheerleading.
PO Box 365, Neon, KY 41840, (606) 633-4455
Sandy Hogg currently serves as Director of Community Education for the Letcher County Schools. She is a graduate of Morehead State University, where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in education. Ms. Hogg is invaluable in helping the College expand on an evolving relationship with the Letcher County Board of Education.
Roy Silver, Ph.D., Faculty Representative
P.O. Box G, Benham, Kentucky 40807, (606) 733-0345
Roy Silver, has been a Professor of Sociology at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College since 1989. He has earned a Ph.D. and a B.A. from the University of Toledo, and a M.A. Queens College, CUNY. During his tenure at SKCTC Roy Silver was recognized on numerous occasions with Meritorious evaluations in acknowledgement of his outstanding teaching, community service and leadership skills. He is a published author and has been engaged in a variety of community development activities. In 2013, Roy received the Helen M. Lewis Community Service Award from the Appalachian Studies Association. He currently serves on the boards of the Highlander Research & Education Center and The Uhuru Foundation. Among their many activities, the Uhuru Foundation is providing full scholarships for African-American and other students attending SKCTC. Roy and his wife, Elaine Conradi, an accomplished artist and herbalist, were married in 2004
Rechelle Sampson, Staff Representative
150 Kersey Lane, Tazewell, TN 37879, (606) 499-0564
Rechelle Sampson, has been employed at Southeast since 2011. She currently serves in Student Affairs and assists the Registrar on the Middlesboro Campus. As staff representative, she also serves as secretary to the Southeast Board of Directors. Ms. Sampson has her Associate in Arts Degree from Southeast and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Tusculum College.
Ronnie R. Hampton
486 Church Street, Lynch, KY 40855
Ronnie R. Hampton was born 1951 in Lynch, where he was raised and still resides with his wife of 45 years, the former Deborah Kyle of Benham. He is the father of four daughters with ten grandchildren.
Ronnie attended Lynch High School, Southeast Community College, and Clinch Valley College. He worked at US Steel as a coal miner for eight years and then served in various capacities before retiring as Supervisor of the Harlan District after 30 years with the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. He is a graduate of the Fifth Class of the Governor’s Minority and Manage Training Program and was recognized as Man of the Year by the National Mine Rescue Association in 2010. Ronnie was the first African American mayor of his native City of Lynch. He serves on various advisory committees, and he is in his 20th year as the pastor of the Greater Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where he has been a lifelong member. He is presently the Moderator of the London District of the Association of Baptists in Kentucky.
Jane Simonton Hendrickson
PO Box 390, Harlan, KY, 40831
A Harlan native, Jane Simonton Hendrickson is a retired court reporter and legal secretary and a former SKCTC student. She currently serves in the following volunteer capacities: charter organizer, advisory board member, and mentor of Elimisha House, a Christian transitional residence for women in recovery from addiction; weekly facilitator for family group meetings at Cumberland Hope Community; and steering committee member for the yearly Harlan County Christian Women's Conference. The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council selected her as its 2015 Appalachian Woman of the Year. Jane lives in Loyall with Kent, her husband of more than 40 years.
1308 Exeter Avenue, Middlesboro, KY 40965
Bell County native Chad Scott is a 2000 graduate of Middlesboro High School. For nearly 10 years, he worked as an underground coal miner in the positions of roof bolter operator and mine foreman for Black Mountain Resources in Benham as well as Bell County Coal in Middlesboro.
After a layoff in May 2015, Chad enrolled at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) in order to earn a degree and find a more stable career. He is currently a sophomore in the Respiratory Care Program on the Pineville Campus, where he serves as president of the Student Government Association and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Chad plans to graduate in May 2018 and hopes to work at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.
**Student Representative currently Vacant, Election Pending**