Lori Gaunce promoted to registrar for Maysville Community and Technical College after 20 years of service to the Licking Valley Campus.
Gaunce began employment as an office assistant in the fall of 1993 and was the second person hired at the Licking Valley Campus.
Prior to being hired to MCTC, Gaunce worked in the admissions office at Lexington Community College for three years.
Given her 22 years of service to the community and technical college system, she has gained the knowledge and leadership this position requires.
Gaunce, daughter of David and Anita Mitchell, was born and raised in Cynthiana. She graduated from Harrison County High School and earned her Bachelor’s from Georgetown College in accounting. She has a minor in communications. Gaunce earned her Masters of Education in Instructional Design Systems from UK.
While she was working at one of her first jobs, Lexington Community College, she came across a sign on Oddville Avenue (Campus first home) that said Licking Valley Center.
That evening, she saw an ad in the Cynthiana Democrat that told her there was a position for an office assistant. So, she applied and became the second employee to be hired at the Licking Valley Campus.
In 1996, she was promoted to student services officer where her job duties included advising, records, admissions and financial aid.
In 2003, Gaunce was then promoted to assistant registrar and in 2012 was promoted to registrar.
“Lori took a big chance when she came aboard here several years ago. She has always been invaluable to this operation. In fact, I can safely say any success that we may have had has her very tall shadow protecting it,” K. Bruce Florence, LVC director, said. “That she should now be working to see that the entire MCTC college is on track with superb student services is a natural development that has grown out of her vision and ability. ”
As registrar for all campuses of Maysville Community and Technical College, Gaunce has a variety of job responsibilities. She manages the daily operations for the records and admissions offices at each of Maysville’s five campuses.
With the use of technology such as ITV, webinars, and conference calls, Gaunce is able to keep her connections at all the campuses.
She is responsible for overseeing the admissions process, grades, records, transcript evaluations and graduation audits, and some statistical data processes.
She attends meetings at the system office at least once a month and manages a seven-member staff.
“I accepted the position at the Licking Valley Campus because I had the faith that the community would support a post-secondary institution in Cynthiana and today I’m proud that we are now serving over 900 students annually,” Gaunce said.
Gaunce’s husband, Kevin, graduated from the Licking Valley Campus in May 2005 and Midway College in December of 2005.
She said that Kevin is a good example of someone that the college was built for; he worked in Cynthiana, is a family man, and he was able to work and do his extra-curricular activities while he earned his degree.
Lori and Kevin have two daughters, Kelby, 13, and Jenna, 8.
For more information about the Licking Valley Campus or to register for classes call 859-234-8626.