POSITION: Since 2014, President of Cleveland State Community College, a comprehensive, public institution with a main campus in Cleveland, TN and centers in Athens and Vonore, TN. Tennessee is a national leader in its commitment to the Complete College agenda. Led Cleveland State in the implementation of Tennessee Promise while at the same time working to take Pathways initiatives to scale. Cleveland State is part of the CCRC research study on Pathways implementation.
PREVIOUS: Served 39 years in higher education administration with experience in large state universities, small private colleges and community colleges. Previously served as Vice President for Student Services and Vice President for Advancement at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, TN.
AFFILIATIONS: Boards: Community Colleges of Appalachia, Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (Pres.), Southeast Tennessee Pathways to Prosperity Executive Committee, Workforce Investment Board, Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Ocoee Region, McMinn County Economic Development Council, Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator, Rotary of Cleveland. Formerly: Tennessee Phi Theta Kappa Presidential Ambassador, Tennessee Campus Compact and Tennessee Colleges Association
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher & Adult Education, University of Missouri; M.Ed., Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Missouri; BS, Psychology, State University of New York, Oswego. Harvard Institute for Education Management.
OTHER: AACC Pathways Project participating college. AACC High Performance Team Training, AACC Leadership & Professional Development Commission. Panelist for Super Spotlight Session: Implementing Pathways to Scale – Pathways in Progress (AACC, Chicago, 2016).