Jackson State Community College presidential search committee's first meeting & public forum are Nov. 15

Jackson State

The Search Advisory Committee that will lead the search for a new president of Jackson State Community College has been selected and will meet Nov. 15 at the college, following a public forum to gather campus and community input.

The public forum is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15 in Room 111 of the Jim Moss Center for Nursing building on the college’s main campus at 2046 North Parkway, Jackson. Members of the public and the college community can express their views about the characteristics, qualities and skills the next president should have. 

The Search Advisory Committee will meet from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Jim and Janet Ayers Health Sciences Building. There will also be a brief public comment period at the start of that meeting. Both the forum and the first committee meeting are open to the public.

Jackson State’s fifth president, Dr. Allana Hamilton, was appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the College System of Tennessee by the Tennessee Board of Regents in September and assumed her new role at the system office in Nashville last month. Dr. Jeff Sisk, president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson, is also serving as interim president of JSCC until the next president is selected and takes office.

The committee’s first meeting is mainly an orientation session for its members. The committee’s charge is to identify up to three finalists, who will be invited to the campus for interviews with the committee and forums with the campus community and public. TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will then select a final candidate for submission to the full Board of Regents for its consideration. The Board appoints presidents of all colleges in the system. The goal is to have the new president in office by July 1.

The 17-member Search Advisory Committee includes four members of the Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, plus representatives of the Jackson State faculty, students, staff and alumni, and the local community. The committee is chaired by Regent Barbara Prescott.

More information on the presidential search process, including the preferred and expected criteria for the position and how to apply and submit nominees, is posted on the TBR website at:https://www.tbr.edu/hr/executivesearches/president-jackson-state-community-college

Members of the Search Advisory Committee members are:

 

Regent Barbara Prescott, Chair

TBR BOARD MEMBER

 

Regent Emily J. Reynolds

TBR BOARD MEMBER (Board Vice Chair)

 

Regent Greg Duckett

TBR BOARD MEMBER

 

Regent Robert Pepper

TBR BOARD MEMBER

 

Ms. Janet Ayers

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Dr. Keith Carver

UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE

Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin

 

Ms. Shiloh Coleman

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Tim Dellinger

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Jim Ferrell

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Dr. Delita Thompson Johnson

ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Bill Kipp

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Robin Marek

STUDENT AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Terri Messer

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Dana Nails

SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Marian Sagahon

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Kyle Spurgeon

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Candyce Sweet

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

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.