Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vickie Ratliff as Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services.
Ratliff, a MECC alumni and former instructor, previously served as Dean of Business & Information Technology. She had served as Interim Vice President of Academic & Student Services since July 2013.
“Dr. Ratliff has served MECC in many different roles and has always performed her duties in an exemplary manner,” said MECC President Scott Hamilton. “We are very pleased that she will be assuming the top position in academic and student services at the college and look forward to many positive changes under her leadership.”
In her new role, Dr. Ratliff will oversee MECC’s academic divisions as well the college’s library services, admissions, financial aid, and student services departments.
Dr. Ratliff received her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Liberty University in 2013. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Morehead University, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Tusculum College, and earned her Associate’s Degree from Mountain Empire Community College.
“Thirty years ago I walked the corridors of Godwin Hall at MECC as a young student, unsure of my goals and ambitions. There was no way of knowing at that time the impact Mountain Empire Community College would have on my life, nor that I would ever have the opportunity to serve among the ranks of its faculty and administration,” Ratliff said. “Yet the education and guidance I received as a student at MECC inspired me to do just that. I know the College makes a difference in the lives of those it serves, and I look forward to being a part of the team that helps our current and future students achieve their personal and professional goals.”
Dr. Ratliff, and her husband Donnie, reside in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and gardening. She also serves as a member of several local boards and organizations, volunteers as a member of the Blue Fox Guild, and is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Big Stone Gap.