Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, has been appointed to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced the 25 board members on Wednesday, February 12, 2019. Established under Executive Order 13845, this board will work directly with the National Council for the American Worker, leveraging the knowledge of its member to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century. Dr. Box said he is honored and humbled by the appointment, adding that a shortage of skilled, educated workers is the number one challenge for most US businesses. Box is the only community college system president on the council. His term expires in 2020.