Members of the ECTC Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The ECTC Board of Directors is composed of 10 members, seven of whom are appointed by the Governor of Kentucky for six-year terms. Three members are elected by faculty, staff and students, respectively, to represent their constituents. Faculty and staff representatives serve for three years, while the student representative is elected every year.

The duties of the board are to:

  • Recommend one (1) candidate for the college president/chief executive officer from three (3) candidates provided by the President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; 
  • Evaluate the college president/chief executive officer and advise the President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System of his or her performance;
  • Approve budget requests for recommendation to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System;
  • Adopt and amend an annual operating budget and submit it through appropriate channels to the Board of Regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for approval as to the compliance with its guidelines; and
  • Approve a strategic plan that is developed in coordination with local employers, civic leaders, campus constituents, and other postsecondary institutions in the region and that is consistent with the strategic agenda of the General Assembly.

 Current Members:

Carolyn Thomason's picture. Carolyn Thomason, Chairperson

 Carolyn Thomason, of Leitchfield, KY, is a retired teacher with over thirty years of experience and is currently a supervisor of student teachers and interns through Western Kentucky University. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for ECTC and assisted in the development of the early childhood education degree program. Ms. Thomason is a veteran and lifelong volunteer who currently serves as the board chair for the Grayson County School Board, director of the board of the Breckinridge/ Grayson County Headstart Programs, board chair for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, serves on the ECTC education advisory committee, and belongs to a myriad of community councils and philanthropic organizations. Ms. Thomason is a past winner of the State Distinguished Athenian Award recognizing women for outstanding contributions to community and country. Ms. Thomason received her BA from the University of Kentucky and her MA and Tier I from Western Kentucky University. Ms. Thomason and her husband, William, have two children.

Bonnie Cecil's picture. Bonnie Cecil, Vice Chairperson

Bonnie Cecil, a native of Bardstown, Kentucky, has served as an educator in Nelson County for nearly 30 years and embodies the true meaning of volunteerism. She has been a board member of the Nelson County Board of Education, Communicare, and the Kentucky Teen Pregnancy Coalition. She currently serves as the treasurer of the board of directors for the NewLife Center, a family support center. Ms. Cecil was recognized for her service to community in 2002 when she was named the Kentucky Standard´s "Volunteer of the Year," and Leadership Nelson County´s "Alumni of the Year”. She is also active in the Bardstown Women´s Club, Nelson County Community Clinic, and her church. Ms. Cecil and her husband, Sam, have one daughter, Emma.

Photo of Claudio L. Monzon Claudio L. Monzon, Secretary

Claudio L. Monzon, Elizabethtown, is Central Kentucky Market Executive/Senior Vice President for Retail Lending with Citizens Union Bank. A graduate of the University of Louisville, he is a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club and the Lincoln Trail Venture Group. He and his wife, Donna, have six children.

Dorthy Johnson's photo. Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Weaver-Johnson, Elizabethtown, is the Director of Human Resources and Training with Superior Maintenance Co. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance/Management from Birmingham Southern College, and a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University. Johnson is also a small business owner of Kaizen Training and Consulting, a human resource consulting firm in Elizabethtown. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow with the Elizabethtown Rotary Club.

Robert K. Claycomb's photo. Robert K. Claycomb

Robert K. Claycomb, Hodgenville, is a self-employed attorney. He is a graduate of Transylvania University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He serves as chair of Lincoln Trail Area Development District and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Council on Area Development Districts. He and his wife, Lynn, have three children and a grandchild.

Timothy D. Gossett's photo.

Timothy D. Gossett

Timothy D. Gossett, Brandenburg, is a retired vice president of the Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, he is a member of the Meade County Ethics Commission and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Council. He and his wife, Felicia, reside in Meade County.

Dr. John T. Isaacs Jr.  Dr. John T. Isaacs Jr.

Dr. John T. Isaacs, Jr., DDS, is a dentist in Springfield. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the UK College of Dentistry. Dr. Isaacs is a Colonel in the Kentucky National Guard, and he serves as a member of the board of directors for the Springfield Tourism Commission, Springfield Water & Sewer Commission, and Central Kentucky Community Theatre. He and his wife, Kelly, have five children.

Dr. Linda Mayhew's photo.  Dr. Linda Mayhew, Faculty Representative

Linda N. Mayhew (nee Alvey) is a Professor of Mathematics. In addition to teaching the 4-course calculus sequence for engineering majors, she currently teaches algebra and pre-algebra. Dr. Mayhew was the first faculty member employed before ECC opened in 1964. Over the past 48 years, in addition to her teaching, Dr, Mayhew has served the college in various roles: Chair of the Division of Physical Sciences, Coordinator of Student Activities, Director of Institutional Research, Coordinator of the Honors Program, Chair of the Faculty, Academic Advisor to engineering majors and as a member of innumerable committees. She has received the ECC Distinguished Teacher Award, the UK Alumni Great Teacher Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Acorn Award given by the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education. She is a former President of the Kentucky Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges. For ten summers she taught in the Governor's Scholars Program for rising high school seniors. She served seven years on the KCTCS Faculty Senate Council and has been a member of several other System committees. Born in North Carolina, Dr. Mayhew has spent most of her life in central Kentucky where her ancestors settled in the eighteenth century. She grew up in Summit in Hardin County where she is organist for the Summit United Methodist Church and she graduated from Leitchfield High School. She received her BS and MS degrees in Mathematics and her Ed.D degree in Higher Education Policies from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Mayhew enjoys gardening, reading, and playing bridge and has traveled extensively in Europe and the eastern U.S. She lives in Clarkson with her husband Michael, their Golden Retriever and an assortment of five cats.

Gwyn Sutherland's photo. Gwyn Sutherland, Staff Representative

Gwyn Sutherland is the elected Staff Representative to the ECTC Board of Directors. Mr. Sutherland has been employed at ECTC since May of 1985, beginning in the College Bookstore. Currently Mr. Sutherland serves as Coordinator of Distance Learning Programs, providing support and training to faculty and students who utilize distance education technology. He is also an adjunct online instructor. Mr. Sutherland earned an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management and an Associate of Arts from Elizabethtown Community College, a Bachelor in General Studies from Western Kentucky University, and a Master in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University. He has also earned credit hours from the University of Kentucky and Oklahoma State University. Mr. Sutherland has been active on a variety of ECTC committees, including the Staff Council and as chair of the Annual Distance Learning Summer Institute committee. On the KCTCS system level, Mr. Sutherland was the organizing chair during the formation of the KCTCS Staff Council and has served as chair or co-chair of the KCTCS Distance Learning Peer Team for six years. Mr. Sutherland, a native of LaRue County, currently resides in the White Mills section of Hardin County.

Jarrett Cox  Jarrett Cox, Student Representative

Jarrett Cox, Cub Run, is a sophomore Computer Information Systems major. He is a 2011 graduate of Hart County High School and he serves as President of ECTC's Student Government Association.

Additional Information:

View the Board of Director's bylaws.




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