Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Members to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Board of Directors

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 26, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed three members to the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) Board of Directors.

Kenny L. Boyd, of Louisville, is founder and executive director of Youth Alive Inc., a program that provides educational support and delinquency prevention services for at-risk youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Boyd is a graduate of Jefferson Community College and a member of Leadership Louisville, Greater Louisville Inc. and Louisville Focus. In March, Governor Fletcher presented the first William Cooper Faith and Community Action award to Boyd in recognition of his service through Youth Alive Inc. He and his wife, LaTonya Boyd, have three daughters and one son.

Joanna S. Freels, of Shelbyville, is a gifted resource teacher with the Shelby County Board of Education. Freels received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky University. She is a member of The Shelby County Gifted District Committee, the Shelby County High School Curriculum Committee, the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee, the School To Career Partnership Council, the Young Leaders Institute Committee, Focus on Education Committee and ADK Scholarship Committee. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, the international honorary organization of women educators; the Mutual Friends Finance Club; and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She is married to Ronnie H. Freels. This is Freels’ second consecutive term on the board.

John W. Kinney, of Louisville, is a self-employed consultant and a graduate of Boston College. He formerly served as director of the Metro College Program at UPS. He is married to Laurie Kinney. This is Kinney’s second consecutive term on the board.

Each member of the JCTC board is selected from a list of three names submitted to the Governor by the JCTC Nominating Commission, and the Governor must select from those three names.  The board is responsible for adopting and implementing an annual budget, approving budget requests, and evaluating the functions of the school and the school’s staff.