Partnership Benefits

Civic Engagement & High Impact Practices

Conference opportunities around civic engagement and high-impact practices (ex. service-learning, community-based research, etc.). KYCC coordinates networks and resources for all partner campuses, with additional focus on STEM subjects.

College Access

KyCC sponsors an AmeriCorps State program, Kentucky College Coaches, that focus on college access. The program place near peer mentors in 50 high-schools statewide. The mentors serve in a full-time capacity helping students to navigate the steps to college and career.
For more information on Kentucky College Coaches, click here

College Success

Kentucky College Coaches on Campus is an AmeriCorps State program sponsored by KyCC. KC3 help partner colleges and universities bolster their efforts in serving students, specifically focusing on first generation students, low-income students, and veterans. The program can enhance or improve existing student success services, or it can help launch a new student support effort.
For more information on Kentucky College Coaches on Campus, click here.

Community Impact

KyCC VISTA program utilizes full-time AmeriCorps VISTA partners to build capacity and fight poverty in Kentucky. These projects focus on Economic Development, Education, or Health. Partner institutions can apply for VISTA project(s) through internal departments (ex: service learning, campus food pantry, regional outreach). KyCC partner institutions can also refer community partners to apply for VISTA project(s).
For more information our AmeriCorps VISTA program, click here.

Student Leadership & Recognition

Students enrolled at KyCC partner institutions will have the opportunity to join the Student Advisory Board and participate in the annual Kentucky Collegiate Leadership Conference. Partner institutions have the opportunity to host and/or coordinate the conference in collaboration with KyCC staff. Kentucky Campus Compact supports student nominations for the National Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellowship.
For more information our student engagement initiatives, click here.


If your institution is interested in joining KyCC as a partner, please contact Gayle Hilleke by email (execdirector or phone: 859-572-7634. 


Partner Institutions

Ashland Community and Technical College
President: Larry Ferguson, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Megan Horne
Director of Student Support Services
megan.horne {at} kctcs(.)edu


Bellarmine University
President: Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Dr. Liz Todd Byron
Center for Community Engagement
Executive Director of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement
etodd {at} bellarmine(.)edu


Berea College
President: Cheryl Nixon
Engagement Contact: Ashley Cochrane
Director of CELTS
ashley_cochrane {at} berea(.)edu


Centre College
President: Milton C. Moreland, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Jessie Weasner
Director of Civic & Community Engagement and the Bonner Program
jessica.weasner {at} centre(.)edu


Kentucky State University
President: Koffi C. Akakpo
Engagement Contact: Irma S. Johnson
Program Coordinator
Roy Chappell Community Education Center
Irma.Johnson {at} kysu(.)edu


Kentucky Wesleyan College
President: Thomas Mitzel, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Christine Salmon, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)
csalmon {at} kwc(.)edu


Lindsey Wilson College
President: William T. Luckey, Jr., Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Kisha Burton
Director of Civic Engagement
Bonner Program Director,
burtonk {at} lindsey(.)edu

Midway University
President: John Marsden, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Mackenzie Hanes
Director of the Office of Student Success
mhanes {at} midway(.)edu

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President: Jay Morgan, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Andrew Sexton
Service-Learning Coordinator
atsexton {at} moreheadstate(.)edu

Madisonville Community College
President: Cynthia Kelley, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: James Bowles, Director of Cultural Diversity
james.bowles {at} kctcs(.)edu


Northern Kentucky University
President: Bonita Brown
Engagement Contact: Mark Neikirk
Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement Director
neikirkm1 {at} nku(.)edu


Somerset Community College
President/CEO: Carey Castle, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Natalie Winstead
College Navigator Coordinator
natalie.winstead {at} kctcs(.)edu


Spalding University
President: Tori Murden McClure, Ph.D.
Director of Student Engagement
afoshee {at} spalding(.)edu


University of Kentucky
President: Eli Capilouto, Ph.D.
Engagement Contact: Chris Ciarcia
Acting Associate Director for Service-Learning and Community Engagement
ciarciac {at} uky(.)edu

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
President: Anton Reece
Engagement Contact: Kate Senn
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
catherine.senn {at} kctcs(.)edu

Western Kentucky University
President: Timothy Caboni
Engagement Contact: Molly Kerby
Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
molly.kerby {at} wku(.)edu


AIKCU (Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities)
President: OJ Oleka, Ph.D.
KyCC Advisory Board member: Mason Dyer
Vice President for External Relations & Information
mason {at} mail.aikcu(.)org


CPE (Council on Postsecondary Education)
President: Aaron Thompson, Ph.D.
KyCC Board member: Lee Nimocks
Vice President and Chief of Staff
Lee.Nimocks {at} ky(.)gov