Versailles, Ky. Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box has named Dr. Dennis F. Michaelis interim president/CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC). He served as president of McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, from 1988 2009. Prior to that, he served as president of Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas, and in other leadership and teaching positions in Texas, North Dakota and Kansas. Since his retirement, he has served in interim positions for colleges in Louisiana and Missouri.

Michaelis earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kansas and a masters degree from Ft. Hays State University. He completed a doctorate in higher education administration from Kansas State University.

He begins his service at SKCTC Jan. 2.