Foundation Board

The Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. operates for the support and benefit of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. It is a separate not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, led by an independent Board of Directors. The Foundation, with utmost integrity and respect works to expand access to higher education and further regional workforce and economic development.



Board Membership:


  • Jerry Kanney, Chair
  • Robert Shurtleff, Vice Chair
  • Phillip Elliott, Treasurer
  • Earl Thacker, Secretary 

Board Members

  • Janice Allen
  • Promod "Mots" Bishnoi
  • JR Blackburn
  • Jerry Green
  • Tommy Hall
  • Earl Justice
  • Dr. Mina Majmundar
  • Bertie Kaye Salyer
  • Roger Smith
  • Grayson Smith
  • Dr. Chandra Varia 

Ex-Officio Members

  • Philip Elswick
    Chair, BSCTC Board of Directors
  • Dr. Sherry Zylka
    BSCTC President/CEO

For More Information, Contact:

Kelli Ayers
Senior Administrative Assistant
Prestonsburg Campus, Johnson Building, Room 131B
(606) 886-7358