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Finalists Selected for Cleveland State Presidential Search; Interviews Scheduled for Week of Nov. 4

Four finalists have been selected for the presidency of Cleveland State Community College. Each will participate in interviews, campus forums and community receptions during the week of Nov. 4.

The finalists are • Gene Couch Jr., executive vice president of Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C.; • Niles Reddick, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia; • William Seymour, vice president for Institutional Advancement at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn.; and • Cornelius Wooten, vice president for Administration and Finance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Penn. -- WITHDRAWN (10/21/13)The finalists’ application materials are available to view on the Presidential/Executive Searches website at TBR.edu.Each finalist will interview with the Presidential Search Advisory Committee on Nov. 6. The committee interviews are open to the press and the public as observers and will take place in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Room J-113 on the Cleveland State campus. The detailed interview schedules will be announced later and posted on the website at TBR.edu.The finalists will also participate in open forums for faculty, staff and students. The campus forums will be streamed live online via links available on the presidential search website. Receptions for alumni and community members will be scheduled.The search committee’s charge is to identify and interview three to five finalists for the position of president. After the interviews and campus visits, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will gather feedback from committee members and make the final selection for recommendation to the Board for approval.Cleveland State’s current president, Carl Hite, previously announced his plan to retire in December after leading the college for 17 years. The new president is expected to be named by the end of the year.Cleveland State is an accredited public community college serving approximately 3,500 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students. Committed to quality education, Cleveland State has expanded its offerings beyond on the main campus with offices and classrooms in Athens and Madisonville and offers classes throughout our service area of Bradley, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties.

The TBR is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges (including Cleveland State) and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs across the state to some 200,000 students.

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.