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ECTC’s Marty Sutherland selected as KCTCS faculty regent

Published on Jun 18, 2024

Marty Sutherland

Marty L. Sutherland, professor of engineering and electronics technology at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, was selected the new occupational, technical education faculty regent to the KCTCS Board of Regents.

Sutherland fills the vacated seat of Patsy Jackson, who was named interim president of Southeast Community and Technical College in April. Sutherland will serve out Jackson’s term that ends in September.

“We are grateful to have Marty Sutherland join our Board of Regents,” said KCTCS President Dr. Ryan Quarles. “His experience in the classroom and with our system will provide valuable insights as we work to build relationships and strengthen partnerships in order to chart a successful path for our students and our colleges.”

Sutherland has been employed at ECTC since 2002, where he has served in several positions of leadership. He currently serves as the chair of the engineering and electronics curriculum committee and was recently elected to the KCTCS Senate Council for ECTC with a term beginning in August. He earlier served on this council from 2016-2022.

“I am honored to join the KCTCS Board of Regents as the representative of occupational and technical faculty throughout our system,” said Sutherland. “KCTCS and our great faculty are leading the way in technical education, and I believe that we can build upon those strengths as we work together to advance workforce opportunities across our state.”

A resident of Elizabethtown, Sutherland holds a bachelor’s degree in workforce education, training and development from Southern Illinois University, and he holds numerous professional certifications.

The KCTCS Board of Regents acts as the governing body of KCTCS and is made up of 14 members. Eight members are appointed by the governor while six are elected members from within KCTCS: two members of the teaching faculty elected by faculty; two staff members by non-teaching personnel; and two members of the student body elected by students.