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Lee Emmons Named Vice President at WKCTC

PADUCAH, KY (November 28, 2016) -Lee Emmons, executive director of Child Watch Counseling amp; Advocacy Center, has been named vice president of institutional advancement and development for West Kentucky Community and Technical College, officials announced today.

Emmons, who has been Child Watch executive director since March 2012, will begin at the college in mid-January. WKCTC President Anton Reece said Emmons will provide strategic leadership to the college in establishing goals and identifying fundraising priorities.

I am excited and feel very fortunate to have Lee Emmons joining the WKCTC family, Reece said. Lee is an outstanding professional who brings a vibrant and engaging array of communication skills and extensive advancement and fundraising experience, which are key to advancing the WKCTC legacy of academic excellence, and providing access and donor support to higher education throughout the Jackson Purchase region.

As vice president, she will also serve as executive director of the Paducah Junior College Foundation, succeeding Ashley Wright who accepted a position with the St. Mary School System in August.

At Child Watch, Emmons was responsible for managing all programs, personnel, budget and day-to-day operations of the non-profit agency that provides services for child abuse prevention and treatment to children from a 10-county area of western Kentucky. She has been director of community and staff development at the Anne Grady Center in Holland, Ohio, writer and associate editor withPaducah Lifemagazine, and marketing coordinator at the Murray State University-Paducah regional campus. She has also been a communications instructor and trainer at Paducah Community College and WKCTC.

A member of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, Emmons is a recipient of the2013 MSU Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program Giving Back Engagement Award, a graduate of Leadership Paducah, Class 15, and was named a Woman of Achievement by the Paducah/River City Business amp; Professional Women in 2002.

A Morehead State University magna cum laude graduate, Emmons gained a master in science degree in organizational communication from Murray State.