Dr. W. Bruce Ayers has served as President of Southeast Community & Technical College since February of 1987 and has been an employee of the college since 1969. During his tenure, SKCTC has expanded from one to five campuses, and enrollment has grown from 1,100 students to more than 5,000. He has positioned the College among the nation’s leaders in providing access to higher education and in working to promote economic diversity.
A strong proponent of partnerships and alliances, Dr. Ayers has forged ‘working relationships’ with other colleges and universities, public schools, and business, resulting in the initiation of several innovative programs:
Also active on the national level, Ayers is the founding chair of the Rural Community College Alliance, a national organization made up of colleges that seek to promote economic vitality in rural America. He has adjunct membership on the graduate faculty of the Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University and serves as local advisor for students pursuing a PhD in Community College Leadership through MSU.