- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The chancellor of Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the system’s board of regents’ preferred candidate for the next president.

Jay Box won unanimous support from the board Tuesday.

As chancellor, Box has led the statewide committee to develop the Kentucky Transfer Action Plan, which eliminates barriers for community college students transferring to the state’s eight public universities. He has also been involved with revising the dual credit program, online education and a partnership to offer skills and training to lead to high-wage, high-demand careers.

Box will meet with KCTCS college presidents, faculty, staff and students on Nov. 18 in Versailles. The board will meet the next day to consider feedback and a final contract.

The system is seeking a successor to Michael McCall, who is resigning Jan. 15.

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