Myra T. Elliott has been named dean of academic affairs at Big Sandy Community and
Technical College (BSCTC).
Elliott, of Prestonsburg, started as a nursing instructor in 1991. She has held positions
as biological science division chair, coordinator of the associate degree nursing
and pathways nursing program and associate dean of allied health.
In her new position, Elliott will oversee associate deans of academic programs and
learning support services, as well as distance learning, Learn on Demand, curriculum
and program initiatives.
Im appreciative for this opportunity, and Im excited about working alongside our faculty
and staff to enhance opportunities for our students and our community, said Elliott.
Dr. Nancy B. Johnson, provost at BSCTC, said Elliotts focus is on student access,
retention and success.
Myra has worked on the frontlines of many initiatives that have enhanced services
for our students, she said. She understands the unique challenges our students have
and works diligently to help them overcome barriers.
Elliott graduated from the associate degree nursing program at Prestonsburg Community
College. She received her bachelors degree and masters degree in nursing from the
University of Kentucky.
I value our institution, and I do not take lightly our responsibility in serving our
students and our service area, said Elliott. Our faculty and staff are equipping our
students with the tools to build a brighter future for generations to come.