Tim Shaughnessy
Program Director, Career Pathways


Tim Shaughnessy joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2015. He brings years of experience as a past community college leader, state legislator and healthcare executive. In his role at SREB, Tim works with the school improvement team to develop and strengthen career and technical education pathway programs of study. He also helps identify the critical success factors necessary for states’ successful implementation of effective, efficient and sustainable pathway models. Prior to SREB, Tim served as an associate provost for academic affairs at Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence, Kentucky. He is a former executive with Jewish Hospital and Saint Mary’s HealthCare and served 24 years in the Kentucky Senate. Tim attended Jefferson Community College and graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s in policy analysis. He earned an MBA from Bellarmine University, an Ed. D. in leadership education from Spalding University and a graduate certificate in college teaching and learning from the University of Kentucky.