Dr. Chris Howes

Dr. Chris Howes serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  Dr. Howes joined KCTCS in 2021 and provides leadership, service, and strategic technology direction for the system.  An experienced technology leader, his career includes working with technology startups, healthcare organizations, and serving in technology leadership roles at the University of Kentucky.  Most recently, he served as Chief Information Officer at Morehead State University.

Dr. Howes holds three degrees – a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, a Master’s degree in business administration, and a Doctor of Education degree in educational technology leadership, all from Morehead State University.  He also serves on technology and higher education industry advisory boards.

A native of eastern Kentucky, Dr. Howes is passionate about supporting the mission of KCTCS and serving the people of the Commonwealth.  He lives in Lexington with his wife Rebecca, daughter Emilia, and son Jude.