Board of Directors

The ECTC Board of Directors is composed of 10 members, seven of whom are appointed by the Governor of Kentucky for six-year terms. Three members are elected by faculty, staff and students, respectively, to represent their constituents. Faculty and staff representatives serve for three years, while the student representative is elected every year.

The duties of the board are to:

  • Recommend one (1) candidate for the college president/chief executive officer from three (3) candidates provided by the President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System;

  • Evaluate the college president/chief executive officer and advise the President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System of his or her performance;

  • Approve budget requests for recommendation to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System;

  • Adopt and amend an annual operating budget and submit it through appropriate channels to the Board of Regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for approval as to the compliance with its guidelines; and

  • Approve a strategic plan that is developed in coordination with local employers, civic leaders, campus constituents, and other postsecondary institutions in the region and that is consistent with the strategic agenda of the General Assembly.

Current Members:

Timothy D. Gossett ~ Chairperson

Timothy D. Gossett ~ ChairpersonTim Gossett, Brandenburg, retired as vice president of Member Services and Marketing with Meade County RECC. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, he is a member of the Meade County ethics commission and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Council. Tim is excited to serve on the ECTC board and will strive to help the college be a valuable asset to the communities it serves. He and his wife, Felicia reside in Meade County.

Robert K. Claycomb ~ Secretary

Robert K. Claycomb ~ SecretaryRobert K. Claycomb, Hodgenville, is a self-employed attorney. He is a graduate of Transylvania University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He serves as chair of Lincoln Trail Area Development District and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Council on Area Development Districts. He and his wife, Lynn, have three children and a grandchild.

Carolyn Thomason

Carolyn ThomasonMy involvement with ECTC began when I was asked to teach classes by Carla Hornback who was one of my former elementary school students. I was later invited to the Board by Dr. Thelma White in 2006. I served as Chairperson 2008-16 and am proud to continue to represent my community on the Board. It has been especially rewarding to see the Leitchfield campus established, and my vision is to expand our local campus to better serve the community I love.

Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy JohnsonDorothy Weaver Johnson, Elizabethtown, is the Regional Vice President of Operations with Superior Maintenance Co. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Birmingham Southern College and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University. Johnson is also a small business owner of Kaizen Training & Consulting. She has worked on projects such as United Way, the Family Resource Center, Junior Achievement, CASA and other nonprofit organizations.

M. Carla Hornback ~ Faculty Representative

M. Carla Hornback ~ Faculty RepresentativeCarla Hornback (Coxs Creek, KY), a Professor at ECTC and a full time faculty member since 1991, has served as a trainer in the areas of Leadership, Team Development, and Strategic Planning. She was one of twenty faculty to launch KCTCS distance learning, served as Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities, and served as the KCTCS Communication Curriculum Chair. Currently she serves as the ECTC Quality Enhancement Plan Chair.

Alissa Avramis ~ Student Representative

Alissa Avramis, Radcliff, is a sophomore Nursing major. She is a 2016 graduate of North Hardin High School and she serves as President of ECTC's Student Government Association.

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