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Southeasts Buell elected to KCTCS Board of Regents

Professor Elijah Lige Buell Jr., a long-time employee of Southeast Kentucky Community amp; Technical Lige BuellCollege, has been selected as a Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System Board of Regents member for a three-year term beginningOct.13, and continuing through Oct. 12, 2012.

Buell, who has been on the faculty at Southeast since 1980, was elected by a vote of his peers from each of the KCTCS institutions. Also elected was Dr. Michael Ginsberg of Jefferson Community amp; Technical College who will serve as the general education regent. Buell will be the occupational/technical regent.

Staff regents elected include Jackie B. Cecil (re-elected for a second term), Big Sandy Community and Technical College and Barbara Hoskins of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.Cecil will serve as the general education regent and Hoskins as the occupational/technical regent.

Buell has resided in Harlan County since his graduation from Hanover College in Indiana where he excelled academically in addition to being a member of the schools football team. Over the course of his tenure at Southeast, he has served in numerous capacities including chairman of the colleges faculty and serving as the division chairman for social sciences. He has also served on the KCTCS rules committee and the bodys curriculum review team and on the faculty council.

Entering his 30th year as a professor at Southeast, Buell is eager to begin his new duties as a member of the KCTCS board of regents. It is truly an honor to have been chosen by a vote of my peers for this most important post, he noted. I pledge to do my best to represent the KCTCS faculty with the utmost integrity and professionalism.

The role of a regent is to help in overseeing the operation of the KCTCS system which boasts over 100,000 students on 16 campuses across the commonwealth. ________________________________________________________