Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall
announced today the appointment of Dr. Pat Lake as interim president of Hopkinsville
Community College (HCC); his administrative duties are set to begin March 6, 2013.
Dr. Lake has a long history with KCTCS and has held leadership roles at several colleges
within the system. He served as president of Henderson Community College for 25 years
before retiring from the position in December 2010. During his tenure Dr. Lake saw
enrollment more than double. He helped establish course offerings and training programs
and oversaw three major campus construction projects. Dr. Lake remained connected
to Henderson Community College and assisted the college with its reaccreditation process.
He continued to work with KCTCS on several special projects following his departure.
Recently Dr. Lake served as interim president at Ashland Community and Technical College
from July 1- August 31, 2012. Earlier in his career Dr. Lake served as interim president
of the former Owensboro Community College and dean of academic affairs for the former
Jefferson Community College.
I am confident Dr. Lake will provide excellent leadership during this time of transition
for Hopkinsville Community College, said Dr. McCall. His record of experience and
success within KCTCS will be an asset for the college as we begin the search process
for the next president. I hope the Hopkinsville community will join me in welcoming
him to HCC.