Author Profile

Rhonda Tracy | Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Current Position and Past Experience
Since 2015, Rhonda Tracy has served as the Chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). This followed her term as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, where she also served as Interim President prior to being named to her role with KCTCS.

Tracy is the former associate dean of education at Winthrop University in South Carolina, assistant vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas, Monticello, and she taught as an assistant professor of education at Marietta College of Ohio. She also served as a Vice President, Dean and Professor at Midway College.

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.

Tracy has written for the Community College Daily.