“There is no ‘I’ in team,” says Carolyn Sundy, vice president of Diversity/Inclusion and Special Programs for Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
“I have to give the team credit,” said Sundy during remarks Thursday at the East Kentucky Leadership Conference.
Held on the Middlesboro campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), the conference featured several sessions on Thursday including the Young Professionals of East Kentucky (YPEK) and a model for strategic planning, moderated by Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock.
Samuel Ray Coleman Jr., director of the Small Business Development Center, said one of many responsible for bringing the leadership conference to the Middlesboro campus was Sundy, who serves as chair for the event.
Sundy said she worked with several people, including Brock, SKCTC Vice President and Chief Workforce Officer Dr. Vic Adams and Middlesboro ARH Community CEO Michael Slusher and many others to see the conference become a reality for Middlesboro.
Sundy said groups planned for more than a year, adding she was pleased with a great turnout on Thursday.
According to Sundy, the conference gives people an opportunity to “put down their hats and titles and be concerned about what’s best for moving eastern Kentucky forward.”
“There are places here that need to be built,” said Sundy. “We need to attract people to Middlesboro. Middlesboro is a great place to attract businesses, but the college has to put a workforce out there to attract them. I think they do a good job.”
Sundy believes both Bell County and SKCTC will gain exposure as a result of the community hosting the conference.
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