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Martha C. Johnson (Chair, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Board of Regents, 1997-2001) is the founding chair of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents and an Ashland Inc. retired executive. In this interview, Johnson discusses her career in public relations, banking and various positions she held at Ashland Inc. She speaks about the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1) that she learned about as an Ashland Community College board member and why she supported HB1. Johnson recalls the process of becoming a member of the newly formed KCTCS board and the difficulties the new board faced with accreditation and policy creation. She talks about how the board's role changed when President Michael McCall was hired, from being hands-on to advisory. Johnson also highlights the board's contributions to KCTCS's success, including hiring Dr. McCall and acquiring the PeopleSoft IT system.

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2010oh049_cc076

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Martha C. Johnson

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Margaret Lane

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Johnson, Martha C. Interview by Margaret Lane. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, M.C. (n.d.). Interview by M. Lane. Community Colleges of Kentucky: Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Martha C., interview by Margaret Lane. (n.d.), Community Colleges of Kentucky: Metamorphosis, 1998-2008, Decade of Progress of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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