Tennessee Board of Regents to Appoint New College Presidents

The Tennessee Board of Regents is set to appoint new leaders for two colleges.

The Tennessee Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting for May 6, 2024, to discuss significant leadership changes within the state’s higher education system. The agenda for the meeting includes the consideration of a new president for Volunteer State Community College (Vol State) and the establishment of search criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Elizabethton.

This teleconference meeting, which will start at 11 a.m. CT, is open to the public through a livestream available on the Board’s website. Those interested in direct participation have been advised to contact Board Secretary Mariah Perry for access.

For the Vol State presidency, the Board will review a recommendation from the Chancellor following a thorough selection process. After public forums and considerable feedback collection, three finalists have been identified for the role, with their details shared on the TBR website for public review. This decision comes after a search advisory committee’s recommendation, aiming to fill the position with a suitable candidate who can lead the college towards future growth and success.

Meanwhile, TCAT Elizabethton is preparing for a leadership transition as President David Hicks announced his resignation effective June 28. The Board plans to appoint a search advisory committee to find a qualified successor, with proposed search criteria already outlined for Board consideration.

The College System of Tennessee, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is the largest public higher education system in the state. It encompasses 13 community colleges, 24 colleges of applied technology, and an online eCampus, serving a total of approximately 140,000 students. These upcoming appointments are crucial for continuing the system’s mission of providing accessible, high-quality education across Tennessee.

For more information on the meeting and the presidential search processes, individuals can visit the Tennessee Board of Regents’ official website where board materials and additional details are posted.

Contact information for further inquiries includes Richard Locker at 615-366-4417. Updates and additional information can also be followed on Twitter via @CollegeSystemTN.

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