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Interim WKCTC president named

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Dr. Charles Chrestman is named interim president of WKCTC. Dr. Charles Chrestman is named interim president of WKCTC.

Dr. Charles Chrestman has been appointed interim president and CEO of West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System announced.

KCTCS President Jay Box announced the appointment Monday. Chrestman begins as interim president on July 1, and KCTCS says he will remain in the interim role until early fall, when the new WKCTC president will take the reins.  

Chrestman has served as a senior level administrator and faculty member in community colleges for more than 40 years, KCTCS says. He was president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, for 10 years. He was recently interim president at Big Sandy Community and Technical College after it's president retired in 2014. 

Before that, KCTCS says Chrestman was vice president for instruction and chief academic officer for Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi. He also held several administrative positions at ICC and taught math there for five and a half years.

Chrestman has bachelor and master’s degrees in mathematics and a doctorate in educational leadership.  

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