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:

Claudio Monzon ~ Chairperson
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.
Timothy D. Gossett ~ Vice Chairperson
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.
Robert K. Claycomb ~ Secretary
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.
Carolyn Thomason
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, 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
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 YearÂ". 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.
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.
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.
M. Carla Hornback ~ Faculty Representative
Carla Hornback is a Professor of Communication at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and has been a full time faculty member since 1991. She teaches primarily Interpersonal Communication as well as Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication, and Basic Public Speaking. She is also a Master Academic Advisor.
From 1992-1999, she was a trainer for Business and Industry in the areas of Leadership, Team Development, and Strategic Planning. She was an original trainer for Leadership Elizabethtown, and one of the original training developers for Leadership Ambrake and Group Leadership Ambrake (now Akebono). Mrs. Hornback is a certified strategic planner and has worked with CUE – Communities United for Excellence, helping area businesses develop strategic plans for their organizations. She is a 1994 Alumni of the University of Kentucky Community College Leadership Academy. She is Meyers-Briggs Qualified and has utilized this tool both as a trainer and in the classroom.
In 1999, Mrs. Hornback was one of twenty faculty in KCTCS selected to develop and launch distance learning, and she pioneered delivery of Public Speaking courses online. This approach, which was unique in the state and rare in the nation, has greatly improved access for students and has achieved persistence rates and success rates equal to campus courses. She continues to develop online courses and has mentored faculty across the nation in this area.
From 2008—2012, she served as Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities. During this time she supervised 90 faculty (both full time and adjunct) who taught 360 course sections. She served three terms as Chair of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Communication Curriculum Committee. During her second term as Curriculum Committee Chair, she led the development of the Business and Professional Communication course in response to the needs of stakeholders who employ ECTC students and she is currently involved in other campus initiatives to prepare ECTC students to be workplace ready.
Mrs. Hornback holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Western Kentucky University and an Associate of Arts degree from Elizabethtown Community College.
Samantha Manire ~ Staff Representative
Samantha Manire has been employed with ECTC since 2008, beginning as the Program Counselor with the Student Support Services program providing wrap-around counseling and advising for disadvantaged students. Now, she serves as Admissions Advisor doing recruiting for ECTC's 12-county service region, working with prospective and new students, and coordinating various programs in which high school students attend college during their junior and senior years. Ms. Manire graduated from Elizabethtown Community College in 1999 with an Associate in Arts degree. She then transferred to the University of Louisville where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, minor in Justice Administration in 2001. After taking some time off from school to travel coast to coast, she returned in 2005 to complete her Masters of Science in Community Counseling. Ms. Manire is very active both on campus and in the community. She volunteers with the City of Elizabethtown, is an active member of Young Professionals Network, and is a Habitat for Humanity mentor. Ms. Manire believes strongly in maintaining a strong connection with the community and making ECTC the number one choice for education in this area. Ms. Manire currently resides in Elizabethtown with her 9-year old daughter who enthusiastically brings humor and fun to every aspect of their daily lives.
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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