New President Selected for BSCTC

Jul 19, 2017

Dr. Sherry Zylka

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced today the appointment of Dr. Sherry Zylka as president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. 

Zylka currently is provost of Wayne County Community College District in Detroit. She’s 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 and Technical College,” Board Chair Karen Sellers said.  “She brings a true passion for student success, and we are confident she will embrace our communities.” 

Zylka begins her duties as BSCTC president on October 1. 

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as president of Big Sandy Community and 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.”