Author Profile

Rhonda Tracy | Former Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Current Position and Past Experience
Rhonda Tracy served as the Chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) from 2015 to 2018. As Chancellor, Tracy led the coordination and alignment process between KCTCS and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education for multiple technical programs, enabling high school graduates to earn postsecondary credentials quicker to move directly into the workforce. In partnership with the Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, Tracy developed a process to allow businesses and industry partners to validate technical courses needed for careers in advanced manufacturing health care, business and IT, and led KCTCS colleges in implementing a program to allow incoming students to bypass developmental education.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Tracy graduated first in class with BA in Education from the University of South Carolina and received a Ph.D. in Reading Education from Ohio University. She received the SACCR Distinguished Paper Award at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) on The Implementation of Predictive Analytics for Student Retention in a Community College Setting, in 2013. She also served as the 2014/2015 President of the West Virginia Community College Association (WVCCA).

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Tracy lives on a large farm in Ohio and recently restored an 1817 Old Stone House with authentic period antiques that was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Mercantile Gatherings. She is an avid collector of vintage books, primitives, and loves to bake for family and guests who visit the farm.

Connect
Tracy has written for the Community College Daily.