The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Monday, Dec. 20, to receive and consider approving the chancellor’s recommendation for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Nashville and to approve criteria for the next president of TCAT Morristown.
The meeting will be held by videoconference, starting at 1 p.m. CT, and will be livestreamed and archived on the Tennessee Board of Regents website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/december-20-2021-special-called-board-meeting. Anyone needing access to the meeting itself, other than the livestream, may contact Board Secretary Mariah Perry at email@example.com by 10 a.m. CT, Monday, Dec. 20.
A Board of Regents Search Advisory Committee selected and announced three finalists for the TCAT Nashville presidency on Dec. 3, and all three participated in campus forums Dec. 13. After reviewing input from the forums, the campus community and the public, and interviewing the finalists, TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will recommend a single candidate to the board for its consideration. The finalists, their resumes and other information about the search are posted on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/executivesearches/president-tcat-nashville.
The next president will succeed the late Mark Lenz, who passed away Sept. 8 after serving as TCAT Nashville’s president for 12 years.
The board will also consider the criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown, where President Jerry Young is retiring effective April 30, 2022. The proposed criteria, the agenda for the Dec. 20 meeting and other board materials are posted on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/december-20-2021-special-called-board-meeting.
Young has served as TCAT Morristown’s president since April 2017, after serving as president of TCAT Crosville from 2014 to 2017. He began his career with the TBR System in 1988 as a senior instructor in electronics technology at TCAT Crossville, and served as assistant director there from 2005 until his appointment as president in 2014.
The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.