Dr. Alissa Young was named the 6th President and CEO of Hopkinsville Community College (HCC), Hopkinsville Kentucky, part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in August of 2017. She provides leadership for faculty, staff, and administration at two college locations. Since 1991, Dr. Young has worked in various capacities at HCC, beginning as a faculty member teaching communication, and moving up through the ranks to chair her academic division, then serving as Associate Dean for Academic Extensions before progressing to serve a stint as Chief Academic Affairs Officer and Dean of Academic Affairs. She served as HCC’s Chief Academic Officer from 2013 until she assumed the presidency in October of 2017. Dr. Young has led the design and development of new academic programs for the college’s Emerging Technologies capital project.
She is a Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Dr. Young serves on the Board of Directors for the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. She is a Director on the Pennyrile Child Advocacy Board. She is on the Board of Trustees for Jennie Stuart Medical Center and serves on local economic development, United Way, and workforce investment boards. Dr. Young has an earned doctorate from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in Organizational Communication from Murray State University and a bachelor’s in radio-television broadcasting from Murray State.