Dr. Koffi Akakpo, president of Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Central Kentucky, has worked in private industry and state government, and served students in higher education for 15 years, from classroom instruction to all aspects of administration.
Most recently, as vice president for business, administrative and student services at North Central State College (NCSC) in Ohio, Dr. Akakpo implemented his “students first” philosophy in all areas under his leadership. These initiatives included developing and expanding core values and student centered goals, restructuring and enhancing the NCSC enrollment process through the implementation of strategic enrollment initiatives to improve student service and increase enrollment, and working with local high schools to increase dual enrollment and scholarship opportunities. He also led efforts to move the college from an operating budget deficit to a positive financial situation, while improving services and infrastructure for students.
Strong connections to family and community are important to Dr. Akakpo. His passion in life and career is helping others achieve their dreams, and he is guided by what best serves the students. Dr. Akakpo and his wife Carolyn have two beautiful daughters.
Dr. Akakpo holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Toledo, Ohio, a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University, Ohio, and a Master of Science from Universite du Benin, Lome, Togo.