POSITION: President of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College since 2013, a public community college with six campuses serving 15,000 students annually.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS: Provost at Bowling Green Technical College; student affairs director and faculty member at Laramie County Community College; resource development coordinator at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development; and, admissions advisor and various counseling roles at the University of Wyoming.
AFFILIATIONS: AACC Commission on Economic and Workforce Development (2018-present); AACC Commission on Global Education (2013-16); Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Inter-modal Transportation Authority Board of Directors; Rotary International; Resident Faculty, Center for Community College Student Engagement; and, President of the Greenwood High School Booster Club
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Community College Leadership, University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Counselor Education, and B.S., Psychology, University of Wyoming.
Publications: Creative Community Colleges: Leading Change Through Innovation (Community College Press, 2008). “A New Age Solution to an Aging Problem” In Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 13, 2008, authored by Bumphus, W. & Neal, P. Neal, P. (2009, contributing author). “Benchmarking in Action.” Benchmarking and Benchmarks: Effective Practice with Entering Students. (The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas). “Community Colleges Get Creative with Remedial Education” in Community College Week, September 9, 2010. “Ethical Leadership in Community Colleges: Not Losing Our Way “(Contributed Chapter), in New Directions in Community College, Volume 185, (Spring 2019).
OTHER: Presentations: Leadership development and workplace ethics presentations at professional conferences and higher education institutions: Harvard University, University of Texas at El Paso, National American University, Western Kentucky University, American Association of Community Colleges, League for Innovation in the Community College, Association for Community College Trustees, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Bergen Community College, Austin Community College, New Mexico Junior College, Henderson Community College, and Calhoun Community College.