KCTCS Board of Regents Approves Name Change for Bowling Green Technical College

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The KCTCS Board of Regents has approved a name change for Bowling Green Technical College. In 2013 the college will be officially renamed Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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“The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College name represents both the pride of citizens throughout the south central region of the state and the new mission of the college,” said P.G. Peeples, chair of the KCTCS Board of Regents.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents approved Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College as the new name for Bowling Green Technical College (BGTC) today during its regularly scheduled meeting.

An extensive community-based process that generated 295 names was utilized to solicit and identify possibilities for a name that would reflect the expanded mission of BGTC. In 2010, the college was granted status by the Southern Association on Colleges and Schools as a comprehensive community and technical college allowing them to offer associate in arts and associate in science degrees.

“The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College name represents both the pride of citizens throughout the south central region of the state and the new mission of the college,” said P.G. Peeples, chair of the KCTCS Board of Regents.

In addition, the board received positive results from the KCTCS annual independent financial audit for fiscal year 2011-2012. KCTCS has received an unqualified opinion every year since its inception in 1998.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this audit,” said P.G. Peeples, chair of the KCTCS Board of Regents. “It clearly demonstrates KCTCS’ commitment to strong stewardship and fiscal responsibility, which is key to accomplishing our role in transforming the state’s economy by providing a pathway to higher education for a majority of Kentuckians.”

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