Carolyn M. Sundy, vice president of Diversity/ Inclusion & Special Programs at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, has been chosen as the college’s representative for inclusion into the Diversity Hall of Fame.
She will join others from across the commonwealth as they are honored by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in the build-up to the annual Super Sunday event slated for Feb. 23.
On that day, KCTCS and its 16 colleges, will partner with African American churches and their congregations in an effort to better publicize higher education opportunities.
Additionally, each KCTCS institution will stage a College Fair to showcase various programs and provide assistance for those wishing to apply for financial aid and scholarships.
The Super Sunday event, to be sponsored locally by SKCTC, will be held in Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center beginning at 11 a.m. and will feature a worship service drawing churchgoers from five area churches to the Cumberland campus.
Sundy is currently working on a doctorate from Mississippi State University and has a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky as well as an Associate’s Degree from Southeast. She holds the rank of full professor and serves as the advisor of the Black Student Union. She has served as director of the Upward Bound Program and Student Support Services Program at SKCTC. She has also served as vice-chairman of the faculty, is a member of the President’s Leadership Team and various other committees.
She is currently a member of The KCTCS Diversity Peer Team and is president of the KABHE (Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education).
She has served as president of KAEOPP (KY Association of Equal Opportunity Program Personnel). She has been appointed by previous governors to the Kentucky Board for Proprietary Education, the African American Heritage Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission. She has served as a member of the Kentucky Humanities Council and is a member of the Eastern Kentucky Leadership Foundation and served as the body’s chairman for the 2013 EKLF conference that was held in Middlesboro.
She is member of the Board of Trustee of ARH (Appalachian Regional Healthcare) and chairs the HR sub-committee. Additionally, she is a member of the University of Kentucky Appalachia Urban Committee, and is a member of the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, EKSC-Lynch Chapter and the Lions Club.
A native of Lynch and the daughter of a coal miner, she is in demand as a presenter for local, state and national conferences on various topics of education and diversity.