Gregory Adkins, president of Ashland Community and Technical College, will retire June 30 after serving at the helm of the college for 11 years. His service at ACTC will conclude 30 years as president of colleges in three states. Adkins started in 2001 as president of Ashland Community College and CEO of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Ashland District, which included then Ashland Technical College. During his tenure, the two colleges consolidated to become ACTC. Over the past 10 years, enrollment at the college grew from 3,436 to nearly 5,000 students. More than 50 diploma, certificate and degree options were added, and numerous transfer agreements were signed with area college and universities. Other milestones achieved under Adkins’ leadership include completion of the “Fulfilling the Promise Campaign” that raised more than $5 million. The college also received a nearly $2 million federal Title III grant to increase student success and developed a framework for an early college high school.