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Angela Simpson named VP and Chief Financial Officer for Southeast

Angela Simpson, a long-time Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College employee, has been named a vice president and the chief financial officer for the institution.

A Cumberland native and SKCTC alumnus, she was recently selected for the job and brings to the position over 30 years of service to the college. In her job, she is entrusted with managing a budget in excess of $20-million for Southeast which operates five, full-service campuses in Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties. SKCTC has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students.

I am pleased to have been chosen for the job, Simpson said, I have devoted a large part of my working life to Southeast; I am happy to be able to continue with my service as the college continues to grow and to serve students from all across the region.

Dr. Lynn Moore, president of the college, expressed confidence that Simpson would do a quality job. We are delighted to have Angela as our financial leader. I know she will be successful -- helping the institution prosper in the many years to come, she said.

In her role as chief financial officer, Simpson is responsible for the yearly budget, accounting, auxiliary services, payroll, purchasing and student accounts for the college. Additionally, the chief business affairs officer is a major participant, along with the president and other chiefs of the college, in strategic planning and in decision and information processes of the college.

Excited is the word as I begin the job, and I look forward to working with our students, faculty and staff as we all work with one goal in mind: to make Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College an even greater institution than it has already become during its remarkable 54 years of service, Simpson said.

SKCTC has been singled out over the past few years, having twice been named one of the nations top ten community colleges as reported by the prestigious Aspen Institute.

The daughter of Joe and Frances Serrenho, she graduated from Cumberland High School in 1979 and enrolled at SKCTC where she earned an associates degree before receiving a BA in business administration from Lincoln Memorial University. Her first job at Southeast was as the cashier in the Business Affairs Office. I have been on hand to see the college grow from 450 students to nearly 4,000 today. We had one campus when I began, today we have five. I am proud of the growth and the success of Southeast. I am thankful to be a member of the team, she said.

She has been married to David Simpson for 23 years. They are the parents of Michaela, who is a senior at J. Frank White Academy.

In her idle time Angela enjoys travelling, reading and is active in her church, Christ the King in Tazewell, Tenn.

Angela Simpson