ACTC hires new faculty
September 7, 2021
In photo, from left Robert Langford, Lisa Griffith, and Dianne Potter
ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland Community and Technical College is excited to announce the hiring of three faculty.
Robert Langford of Boyd County was hired to serve as program coordinator for the Criminal Justice program. This is his second year working at the college.
“I was fortunate enough to work with Beverly Sharp and learn quite a bit about the program and program coordinator duties,” he said. “I am looking forward to putting criminal justice professionals into the community by having as many students earn a Criminal Justice degree or certificate as possible.”
Langford retired from Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice after serving with them for twenty-five years in multiple roles. He spent the last six years as Superintendent of Ashland Day Treatment.
He says one of his goals for the program is to increase enrollment and for students to be equipped to handle current issues being faced in the criminal justice system.
The Associate Degree Nursing program also hired two new faculty members.
Dianne Potter, of South Shore, graduated from ACTC in 2010.
“During my second semester of nursing school, I walked in to my instructor’s office and told her that one day I wanted to come back here and teach new nursing students. I am living my dream,” she said. “I look forward to working with new students and helping them to become successful nurses.”
Potter worked at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital for ten years, starting out as a unit secretary in the ICU while enrolled in the nursing program.
She says after graduating nursing school, she went to work in the cardio/pulmonary unit there. She worked there for five years before deciding to switch to a long-term care center in South Shore. Now she wants to work to educate future nurses.
“My goal is to ensure my students are successful in this program, they graduate and become safe practicing nurses that are capable of providing great care to their patients, and that they are confident and excited about moving forward in their careers,” Potter says.
Lisa Griffith has also joined the faculty of the ADN program. She is from Argillite.
“I am excited about the enthusiasm and warmth of the atmosphere at ACTC. I also look forward to guiding students to become their best and having knowledge and skills to provide safe, high quality healthcare. This will hopefully improve our healthcare system,” she said.
Griffith is also an ACTC alumni, graduating from the ADN program in 2004. She spent most of her career at Tri-State Pediatrics.
She says she hopes to provide her students with the knowledge and skills to provide safe high-quality care to their clients.
“I want them to be the best they can be and succeed in their goals,” Griffith said.