Mike Knecht has been promoted to Chief Academic Officer at Henderson Community College.
Knecht is a tenured professor who has worked at HCC for 29 years, most recently as HCC’s Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, according to a release from the school.
His new position was effective Dec. 16, said the release.
During his tenure, Knecht has held several leadership positions including the Director of Library and Tutor Services, Off-Campus Coordinator, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, and Interim Dean of Business Affairs. He will continue to serve as Perkins Grant Coordinator and principal writer.
“Mike brings a wealth of experience with tutoring, student success initiatives, academic scheduling, and new program development,” said HCC President/CEO Jason Warren.
Knecht has also been instrumental in guiding HCC through multiple Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Decennial and Fifth-Year Review accreditation cycles, as well as numerous SACSCOC Substantive Change processes, said the release.
Knecht holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Emporia State University, a Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Kentucky University. Additionally, he has completed coursework toward the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from Morehead State University and will graduate in spring 2025.