Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the State Council for Community Education

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 09, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed 15 members to the State Council for Community Education.

Clarence E. Gamble, of Olmstead, is an adjunct instructor at Murray State University and is a part-time employee at the Logan County Sheriff’s Department.  Gamble received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in school administration from Western Kentucky University.  He is the president-elect of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and is married to Marie Gamble.

C. Ed Massey, of Hebron, is a self-employed attorney.  Massey received his juris doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, the Kentucky School Board Association and the Boone County School Board.  He is married to Anita Massey.

Beverly A. Hopkins, of Fulton, is the community education director for the Hickman County Board of Education.  Hopkins is a member of the Mission House Board of Directors, the Hickman County Extension Office and the Hickman County Women’s Club.  She serves as chair of the Hickman County Library Board and is married Robert Hopkins.

Debi Wade Jordan, of Bowling Green, is the executive director of Bowling Green-Warren County Community Education.  Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and communications and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Western Kentucky University.  She is a member of the National Community Education Association, the Kentucky Community Education Association, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers and the Enterprise Community Provider Council.  She is married to William “B.J.” Jordan.

Pamela J. Trautner, of Lexington, is the executive director of the Lexington Partnership for Workforce Development for Commerce Lexington.  Trautner received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Wendellyn Jane Stivers, of Nicholasville, is an extension specialist for 4-H Youth Development at the University of Kentucky.  Stivers received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in home economics from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in agriculture education from the Ohio State University.  She is a member of the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is married to Henry Stivers.

Wayne Young, of Lexington, is CEO of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.  Young received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Society of Association Executives.  He is married to Lisa Young.

Larry K. Woods, of Morgantown, is the superintendent for the Butler County Board of Education.  Woods received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and biology from Berea College and a master’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky, where he is also pursuing a doctorate in education administration.  He is a member of the Kentucky Association School Superintendents, the Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteers and the Green River Education Council.  He is married to Sharon Woods.

Carol E. Blethen, of Midway, is the executive director of Kentucky Child Now.  Blethen is a member of the Network for Youth, the Kentucky Youth Development Partnership and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.  She is married to Casey Blethen.

Dr. James Keith Stephens, of Lexington, is the director of sponsored projects and contracts for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  Stephens received a bachelor’s degree in business and history from Georgetown College and a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and received a doctorate in education from the University of Kentucky.  He is a member of the Education Council for Resource Development and the American Association of Community Colleges.  He is married to Katherine Stephens. 

Jane E. Seltsam, of Paint Lick, is the director of the Division of Family Resource and Youth Service Centers for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  Seltsam received a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing from the University of Kentucky.  She is married to Mike Seltsam.

Barry K. Holder, of Frankfort, is retired from state government.  Holder attended the University of Maryland and served in the United States Air Force.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Frankfort and the Kentucky division of the United Nations Association of the USA.  He is married to Helen Holder.

Dr. Donald C. Butler, of Bowling Green, is the executive administrator for Family Services, Inc.  Butler received a bachelor’s degree in English and health, a master’s degree in adult and continuing education and a doctorate in educational administration from Morehead State University.  He is a member of the Kentucky Community Education Association, VFW Post 1298, American Legion Post 25 and Marine Corps League Detachment #1095.  He is married to Rebecca Butler.

Louise W. Summers, of Mount Sterling, is the community education director for the Montgomery County Board of Education. 

Marie M. Whitus, of Versailles, is a retired educator.  Whitus attended Murray State University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education and journalism.  She is a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Kentucky Community Education Association.  She is married to Ernest Whitus.

The State Council for Community Education is made up of 15 members appointed by the governor.  The Council advises the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Education on issues relating to community education programs and makes recommendations for the funding of local community education programs.


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