Versailles, Ky. Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box announced today the finalists for the position of president/CEO of Gateway Community and Technical College (GCTC).

The finalists are:

  • Dr. Cristobal Valdez, president, Central Wyoming College
  • Dr. Anthony Cruz, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
  • Dr. Fernando Figueroa, vice chancellor for Educational Policy, Dallas County Community College District

The candidates are scheduled for on-campus visits and interviews May 26-27. During those visits candidates will meet with GCTC faculty, staff, students, the board of directors and local leaders. The public also will have an opportunity to meet the candidates at the following forums:

Thursday, May 26
Dr. Cristobal Valdez

7:30 8:30 a.m. Community forum
10 11 a.m. student/faculty/staff forum

Dr. Anthony Cruz
8:45 9:45 a.m. Community forum
11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. student/faculty/staff forum

Friday, May 27
Dr. Fernando Figueroa
7:30 8:30 a.m. Community forum
10 11 a.m. student/faculty/staff forum

All forums will be held at the Boone Campus Convening Room B123. The new president assumes the position July 1.

Learn more about the candidates.