The Office of the President

Dr. Sherry ZylkaBig Sandy Community & Technical College is pleased to welcome Dr. Sherry Zylka as President / CEO. 

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as president of Big Sandy Community & Technical College,” Zylka said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the students, faculty and staff, and learn more about our community and workforce partners.” 

Formerly provost of Wayne County Community College District in Detroit, Dr. Zylka served in various higher education leadership positions including dean of College Centers and Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Schoolcraft College in Livonia and Garden City, Michigan. 

“Dr. Zylka’s background has made her a good fit for this position,” Box said. “Her extensive higher ed experience will be a great asset for the college and the community.” 

Zykla earned an Ed.D. from the University of Texas at Austin specializing in higher education administration, community college leadership program. She earned a master’s degree in education administration from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan. She also earned two associate degrees from Schoolcraft College. 

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Zylka to Big Sandy Community & Technical College,” Board Chair Karen Sellers said.  “She brings a true passion for student success, and we are confident she will embrace our communities.”  

The Office of the President Staff

Dr. Sherry Zylka
President/CEO, Big Sandy Community & Technical College
Prestonsburg Campus, Post Secondary Suite 218 
Phone: (606) 886-7371 ext. 67371

Teresa L. McCoart
Executive Administrative Assistant
Prestonsburg Campus, Post Secondary Suite 218
Phone: 606/886-7371 Office ext.: 67371
teresa.mccoart@kctcs.edu