Elizabethtown Community and Technical College President Dr. Juston Pate is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Stith as the college’s new Dean of Institutional Advancement. Stith, who is currently serving as President/CEO of United Way of Central Kentucky, will begin her work at ECTC on July 1.
“The Institutional Advancement position is critically important to the future of ECTC,” said Pate. “We are fortunate that our Provost, Dr. Tiffany Evans, has served us well in that capacity as we searched for the right individual for the full-time position. Megan brings a wealth of fundraising, grant writing, and leadership experience, along with solid knowledge of the region, our people and their needs. We are confident Megan will hit the ground running and successfully lead our resource development efforts to benefit students today and into the future. We look forward to welcoming Megan to the ECTC college community and leadership team.”
Megan has served the region through United Way of Central Kentucky since 2011 and became the organization’s President and CEO in 2014. Under her leadership, UWCK achieved multiple record-setting annual campaigns, launched the 2-1-1 referral hotline, and developed the Way to Work program, which will begin operations later in 2018. Prior to working for United Way, she gained relevant nonprofit leadership experience as the Head of Programming and Children’s Services with the Meade County Library.
In addition to her extensive community involvement, Megan was honored as the Meade County Business Woman of the Year in 2013, and was nominated for the award again in 2015 and 2017. She participated in Syngenta’s national Leadership at Its Best program and has completed Leadership classes in Meade, Breckinridge, and Grayson Counties. She is a Certified Professional Coach, conducted graduate research on behalf of the University of Kentucky, and completed a Master’s Degree from San Jose State University.
“My career has been defined by a passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve their fullest potential so our community can thrive,” said Stith. “I remain grateful for the opportunity to have made a lasting impact through United Way of Central Kentucky, and look forward to applying this experience to advance ECTC’s mission. I’m proud to join a team that adds value to the lives of students and is uniquely positioned to influence the future of our region.”
ECTC and UWCK are working together to ensure a smooth transition for United Way. UWCK has appointed an Interim Director to serve while the Leadership Selection & Transition Team undertakes a national search for a replacement. The opening will be posted on the United Way website, unitedwayck.org, once the position description and application process are finalized.
Megan resides in Payneville, KY with her husband and two sons on their third generation family farm.