Dr. Jennifer Lindon is President of Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), one of 16 colleges working to bring better lives to all Kentuckians as part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Appointed to the role in 2016, she is the school’s first female president and is responsible for ensuring the educational success of more than 3,000 students.
Prior to being named president, Dr. Lindon served as a teaching faculty member, program coordinator, workforce solutions liaison, academic dean, and as chief campus administrator on the HCTC Technical Campus. Dr. Lindon’s higher education career started as a student in 1988, at what was then Hazard Community College (now HCTC), and she holds an associate degree from the institution. She credits HCTC with assisting her in determining her career pathway.
After completing her studies at HCTC, Dr. Lindon went on to attend Morehead State University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an Accounting Option, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration—along with over eighteen specialization hours in Computer Information Systems. In 2010, she received her Doctoral Degree in Community College Leadership through Mississippi State University.
Dr. Lindon also has private industry experience in healthcare, small business and distribution and logistics. Active in her community and the Commonwealth, she is a member of the Hazard Perry County Economic Development Board, Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce Board and Hazard Rotary Club. Most recently, Dr. Lindon was named one of three new members to Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing body for Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and has oversight responsibility for all corporate activity.
A native southeastern Kentuckian, Dr. Lindon resides in Hazard, Kentucky with her son.