Our Board of Directors

Reecie Stagnolia, Chair
1304 Fairchild Street, Cumberland, KY  40823, (606) 589-2752
Reecie Stagnolia, former Superintendent of the Harlan County School System, now serves as branch manager for Commercial Bank in Cumberland.  He has served as vice chair of the SKCTC Board of Directors for the past five years.  In this position, he has been a strong advocate both for the College and for KCTCS.  He now serves as President of the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of the Kentucky Coal Museum and the Heritage (Downtown Development) Commission for the City of Cumberland.  He also helped to form the county’s first tourism commission. 

Jennifer Jones, Vice-Chair
145 Horseshoe Drive, Pineville, KY  40977, (606) 337-5279
Jennifer Jones enjoyed a thirty-two year career with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. At the time of her retirement, she was Manager for the Department for Employment Services in Bell and Harlan Counties. She holds the distinction of being the first woman elected Chairperson of the Cumberland Valley Area Development District and a short time later was the first and only woman to chair the Kentucky Council of ADDS.  Jennifer has served as President of the Bell County Chamber of Commerce, the Chairperson of the Bell County Industrial Foundation, General Chairperson of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, and for the past 25 years she has served as the Executive Secretary to the Board. She served on the boards of Kentuckians for Better Transportation and Governor’s Council on Higher Education and Post Secondary Education. Jennifer was the first woman to be elected to the office of Bell County Judge Executive.

Rayburn Doss
207 Gogich Street, Cumberland KY  40323, (606) 589-2401
Rayburn Doss, a native of the area, was a member of the the first graduating class of Southeast Community College and was present at the spade ceremony for Southeast in 1960.   He opened a local grocery store, and was then employed by Standard Oil. In 1978, after only nine years with Standard Oil, Mr. Doss owned his own Standard Oil franchise. Since then it has grown to be one of the major oil suppliers in Harlan County.  He is the Chair of the Southeast Education Foundation and Chair of the Bank of Harlan Board of Directors.

Sandy Miller
P.O. Box 488, Harlan, KY 40831, (606) 573-6968  
Sandy Miller, Comptroller at Leo Miller & Associates, Inc. a consulting civil engineering firm, has chaired numerous functions for Southeast, networking community support and promoting awareness for the educational programs and services the College provides for the Southeast student.  She is A board member for The Center for Rural Development, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Education Foundation, Inc., Cumberland Valley Area Development District Board of Ethics Committee Member, a member of the Benham School House Inn Advisory Committee, Pine Mountain Settlement School Advisory Council, and the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Board of Directors.      

Charity Collett Hayes
2309 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro KY 40965, (606) 499-3886
Charity Hayes is a native of Bell County, Kentucky.  She is a Southeast graduate with Associate of Arts degree.  She went on to complete her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from Lincoln Memorial University and Union College, respectively.  She also has earned a Rank I in Principalship and Administration.  She currently teaches intermediate science in the Bell County school system.  She serves on the Curriculum Planning committee, Social committee, Parent Involvement committee, Science Olympiad, and coaches cheerleading.

Donald Breeding
119 Ironwood Road, Middlesboro, KY 40965, (606) 813-5475 
Don Breeding is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. Most of his career has been spent with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, where he has served in positions across the State and in Frankfort, including several years as Chief District Engineer for the Jackson Highway District. Don also spent ten years as Chief Engineer for Traylor Corporation, and managed the construction of over $100 million in projects, including both the Harlan and Pineville Floodwall Projects. His interest in education began in the early 1980’s, when he taught Continuing Education classes at Madisonville Community College. Don coached the Middlesboro MathCounts team for five years, and served as President of Middlesboro Little League for three years. 

Sandy Hogg
PO Box 365, Neon, KY  41840, (606) 633-4455  
Sandy Hogg currently serves as Director of Community Education for the Letcher County Schools.  She is a graduate of Morehead State University, where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in education. Ms. Hogg is invaluable in helping the College expand on an evolving relationship with the Letcher County Board of Education.

Elana Scopa, Faculty Representative
P.O. Box 516, Cumberland, KY 40823, (606) 589-3042
Elana Scopa is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences on the Cumberland Campus and online teaching. Ms. Scopa is very active at SKCTC and in the community as a member of the Cumberland Lions, a Higher Ground production member and faculty advisor for the Crawdad student arts festival. Elana began her post-secondary education at Southeast obtaining an Associates in Science before transferring to Eastern Kentucky University where she completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology then Masters of Science in Biology. She is currently working on her doctorate degree in Education Leadership and Policy through EKU. Ms. Scopa is also an elected Senator of the college and is serving a second term.

Cathie Day, Staff Representative
535 Jenkins Road, Lynch, KY  40855, (606) 848-2320
Cathie Day has been employed at Southeast 1977.  She currently serves as senior administrative assistant to the Chief Academic Officer, a post she has held for the past thirty years.  As staff representative, she also serves as secretary to the Southeast Board of Directors.  Ms. Day is also currently serving a two-year term to the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation Board of Directors.  Ms. Day was an active volunteer for the Tri-City Little and Senior League baseball program for a number of years and served as a member of the Cumberland High School Youth Advisory Board.  She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University.


**Student Representative currently Vacant, Election Pending**