For Immediate Release | December 07, 2022
Media Contact: 
AcQueena Grant, Director of Communications
Phone: 225-308-4415
Email address: acqueenagrant@lctcs.edu
LCTCS Board Announces New Chancellors for NLTCC and RPCC
BATON ROUGE – Today, Dr. Jayda Spillers was selected as the chancellor  of Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC) and Mr. Quintin D. Taylor was selected as the chancellor of River Parishes Community College (RPCC) by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors during the December 07, 2022 Board Meeting. The recommendation was made after a comprehensive national search that included a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. The college also held public forums, which allowed students, faculty, staff, and community members an opportunity to engage in the process. Both appointments are effective January 01, 2023. 
 
"On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I want to congratulate Dr. Jayda Spillers and Mr. Quintin Taylor on their selection as the newest chancellors in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System," said Tim Hardy, LCTCS Board Supervisor and Chair of the search committees. "We were impressed with the overall pool of candidates and each finalist across both searches." Hardy added, "Mr. Taylor has led RPCC on an interim basis for the past six months and provided the college with great leadership and a vision for the college's future. Dr. Spillers currently serves as Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College for 18 months and showed tremendous leadership. We believe Dr. Spillers and Mr. Taylor are perfect fits for NLTCC and RPCC."
Dr. Jayda Spillers's academic career has spanned 27 years across Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana at secondary and post-secondary levels of instruction in business education and administration. During her time as Vice Chancellor of NLTCC, she has increased dual enrollment, industry-based certifications, and credential attainment by students across the three campuses. She has also successfully lead efforts in the initial SACSCOC credentialing process.

"I would like to thank Dr. Sullivan and our Board of Supervisors for their faith in me to lead NLTCC," said Dr. Spillers. "Our faculty and staff have proven to me that they are poised and ready to take on any challenge and meet the workforce demands of Northwest Louisiana. I am so proud to lead such a tremendous group of dedicated people in our mission and to serve our community."
Quintin D. Taylor joined the LCTCS in 2012 as the Executive Director of Media Relations and was promoted to Chief Public Affairs Officer in 2017, and his current position as Interim Chancellor of RPCC in mid 2022. A Miami, FL native, Quintin has made his mark by establishing the LCTCS’s brand and reputation as the state’s workforce solution. In his role at LCTCS, Quintin is responsible for providing strategic leadership by establishing and implementing a common vision and direction for all public affairs functions and DEI.

“I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity to lead River Parishes Community College (RPCC) as the permanent chancellor," said Taylor. "I am equally grateful for the Board of Supervisors and Dr. Sullivan’s support and confidence to serve as Chancellor. Today’s announcement is not about one person. It is about galvanizing an organization and creating a vision and culture of legendary service, accountability, and opportunity for our students, and skilled talent for our industry and community partners. I am also thankful for my loving family, friends, and colleagues for supporting me over the years. Finally, I am excited about the future of RPCC. I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated faculty and staff and business partners to make RPCC an educational destination and the epicenter of workforce development.”  

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About the Louisiana Community and Technical College System
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) provides strategic management and support for Louisiana's 12 community and technical colleges. LCTCS colleges award associates degrees, technical diplomas, and industry-based certificates in programs aligned with business and industry and local economies, which lead students to good in-demand, high-wage jobs. www.lctcs.edu.
Address: 265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number: (225) 922-2800