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Chattanooga State Presidential Search Advisory Committee named; first meeting Feb. 10

Chattanooga State Community College

The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Chattanooga State Community College have been selected and will meet for the first time on Tuesday, Feb. 10, following a public forum about the search.

The forum to discuss the criteria and search process will begin at 1 p.m. EST in Room 124 of the campus Omniplex.The Search Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in the same location to discuss the timeline and procedures for identifying finalists to become the next campus leader. Both meetings are open to the public and the media.

The search committee’s charge is to identify three to five finalists for the position of president who will visit the campus for interviews. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will then consult with members of the committee and make a final selection for submission to the Board of Regents for approval.

The committee will work with executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to help identify a broad range of highly qualified candidates from around the country. One of the committee’s first tasks at the meeting will be to decide on the schedule and procedures for identifying the finalists.

The committee members are

  • Regent Tom Griscom, Chair
    TBR BOARD MEMBER
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Regent Howard Roddy
    TBR BOARD MEMBER
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Regent Danni Varlan
    TBR BOARD MEMBER
    Knoxville, TN
  • Dr. Ken Goldsmith
    FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
    Faculty Senate President
  • Mr. Jimmy Jones
    TCAT FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
  • Dr. Evelyn Mobley
    FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
  • Ms. Emily McElroy
    STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
    SGA President
  • Mr. Al’Manuel Douglas
    STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
    SGA Freshman Senator
  • Ms. Lori Warren
    PROFESSIONAL STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
  • Ms. Debbie Adams
    EXECUTIVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
  • Ms. Libby Cecchetti
    SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
  • Dr. Maricela Rodriguez
    ALUMNI and FOUNDATION BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
  • Mr. Alan Cates
    FOUNDATION BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
  • Mr. Keith Sanford
    COMMUNITY LEADER
    Market President, First Tennessee Bank
  • Dr. Jerald Ainsworth
    COMMUNITY LEADER
  • Mr. Wade Hinton
    COMMUNITY LEADER
    City Attorney, Chattanooga
  • Mr. Bill Kilbride
    COMMUNITY LEADER    
    President, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

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 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.