WKCTC Names New Diversity and Inclusion Director
Chevene Duncan-Herring of Paducah has been named the new diversity and inclusion director at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Duncan-Herring is no stranger to WKCTC or diversity and inclusion principles. She has worked in many capacities in both areas at the college prior to accepting the new director's position. Since being hired at the college in 2012, Duncan-Herring has served as program facilitator of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, through the US Department of Labor in partnership with the US Department of Education. Through the grant, Duncan-Herring worked closely with dislocated workers from Paducah and surrounding communities who enrolled at WKCTC. She has also been the director of the West Kentucky Identifying Needs Guiding Success (WINGS) and Governor's Minority Student College Preparation Program, with duties including the creation and implementation of comprehensive cultural diverse program within the college and community with minority and underrepresented middle school students. Holding a master's degree in education from Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University and a bachelor's degree in counseling psychology from Rochester College in Michigan, Duncan-Herring has also served as a success coach, education counselor and adjunct faculty member at WKCTC. "Now it's time for a new chapter, and I'm excited about the opportunity," said Duncan-Herring. "I look forward to increasing our campus and community cultural diversity and inclusion awareness; balancing (WKCTC students, employees and community members) self-awareness and community acceptance of others."