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OWENSBORO, Ky. — (10/3/19) Owensboro Community & Technical College announces the hiring of two Dean of Academic Affairs positions. After conducting a nationwide search that resulted in a very qualified pool of applicants the candidates selected were Dr. Stacy Edds-Ellis and Dr. Marc Maltby. Both Edds-Ellis and Maltby held the positions on an interim basis for more than a year while the college restructured several departments to gain a more student-centered focus. They will join Chief Academic Officer Dr. Veena Sallan in the Office of Academic Affairs.

OCTC's Dean of Academic Affairs positions provide leadership for the college's two academic divisions and their associated departments, including on-campus, off-campus, and extended campus programs; library services, academic student support services; and the alternative delivery of courses. These positions are responsible for regional and program accreditation as well as the development, preparation, and evaluation of all curriculum and programs within the divisions. Included in their duties are the scheduling of classes, implementation of student success and institutional effectiveness measures, facilitation of various grants, and the development of comprehensive plans for academic growth in support of OCTC's mission and vision.

Edds-Ellis has been at OCTC since 2002, when she started her career building the Discover College program. She became the Director of OCTC's first Title III Strengthening Institutions grant in 2006, and served as an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in 2010, spearheading the college's regional accreditation efforts. In her new role as Dean, she continues to lead the OCTC Discover College program in addition to the Division of Professional and Technical Studies' Departments of Manufacturing and Skilled Trades; Business, Health, and Public Service; and Nursing. Edds-Ellis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication and Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University. She holds a doctoral degree in Administration and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. In 2006, Edds-Ellis was a KCTCS New Horizons Staff Award recipient. She was recently awarded the University Faculty Excellence in Part-time Teaching Award from Western Kentucky University, where she has taught in the WKU Leadership program since 2014. She serves on the Goodfellow's Club of Owensboro Board of Directors and the Newton Parrish Site Base Council. Nationally, she is on the Ambassadors Network for the College in High School Alliance.


Maltby received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in History from Niagara University. In 1987, he earned his Ph.D. in American History from Ohio University. He has been at OCTC since 1988, beginning his career as a faculty member teaching History. Maltby became a Division Chair in 2000, leading the Social Sciences, Business and Public Services Division. In 2011, he was promoted to Associate Dean of that division. In 2016, he was named Interim Academic Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. In his new role, he oversees the Department of Humanities and Fine Arts and Department of Math, Natural and Social Sciences, and will lead OCTC's regional accreditation process. Maltby has served on the Owensboro World Affairs Council Board of Directors since 2003, and was president of that organization from 2006-2019. He is the author of The Origins and Early Development of Professional Football(1997, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York), and has been a noted contributor to various publications on professional football. Maltby's awards include the KCTCS New Horizons Award of Excellence, a NISOD Excellence Award in 2012, and the Owensboro Noon Optimist Club's Optimist of the Year Award in both 2007 and 2010.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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