August 8, 2019 - For Immediate Release
The Board of Education at Kiamichi Technology Centers voted to appoint Justin Kennedy as director of the Talihina campus beginning July 1.
“I am excited to be in this role at the Talihina campus,” said Kennedy. “I have lived and worked in the Talihina area almost my entire life, but I look forward to making new relationships with our sending schools, adult students and potential employers to foster growth in the area.”
Kennedy comes to Kiamichi Tech from Buffalo Valley School where he served as superintendent for the past eight years.
“KTC is pleased to have Justin’s leadership at the Talihina campus,” said Superintendent Shelley Free. “His personal connection with the schools and communities served by the Talihina campus will ensure that workforce and training needs of the area are met.”
Kennedy is a Whitesboro High School graduate and attended Eastern Oklahoma State College before continuing his education at Oklahoma State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Southern Nazarene University.
Kiamichi Technology Centers has played an integral role in southeastern Oklahoma communities since 1968, serving ten full and three partial counties. KTC is one of 29 districts in the Oklahoma CareerTech system with more than 30 career programs. KTC also offers a wide variety of evening and weekend short-term courses as well as certifications in many diverse career fields. KTC serves nearly 23,000 individuals each year, including many area companies who receive training through the Business and Industry Services division that works with over 400 businesses annually.