Marsha McKenzie has been named interim associate dean of allied health at Big Sandy
Community and Technical College (BSCTC).
A Paintsville native, McKenzie has served as a faculty member in the colleges associate
degree nursing program and coordinator of the practical nursing program. In her new
role, McKenzie will oversee the colleges associate degree nursing, licensed practical
nurse, respiratory therapy and nursing assistant programs. She will also direct the
colleges biology faculty.
McKenzie said the vast changes in healthcare require flexibility from higher education
institutions to meet community needs.
Were committed to meeting the challenges and providing our region with highly-skilled
and compassionate health care professionals, she said.
Dr. Nancy B. Johnson, provost at BSCTC, said McKenzies compassion for health care
is matched by her desire to see students succeed.
Marsha thoroughly understands health care as it relates to our community and its needs,
said Dr. Johnson.
McKenzie said BSCTCs model is for everyone a high school graduate, returning student,
those seeking to be retrained and even students who want to pursue a career while
working full time.
No matter where our students come from, they are seeking to acquire the tools to be
successful, she said. Thats a task we dont take lightly.
A graduate of the colleges associate degree nursing program, McKenzie completed her
undergraduate degree in nursing at Chamberlain College and her masters degree in Adult
and Higher Education from Morehead State University.