Kea-Carroll recommended as next TCAT-Hohenwald Director; Board to vote Thursday

  Kea-Carroll recommended as next TCAT-Hohenwald Director; Board to vote Thursday NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2014) – Kelli Kea-Carroll is expected to be named the next director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Hohenwald, Tenn., pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Thursday, May 1. The Board will meet via telephone at 2:45 p.m. CDT to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Kea-Carroll to take over as the permanent director of the school. She has been serving as the interim director of TCAT-Hohenwald since January.“Ms. Kea-Carroll has demonstrated her commitment to the success of the students at TCAT-Hohenwald,” said Morgan. “I appreciate the search committee’s hard work and am pleased to make this recommendation.”Kea-Carroll has been with the college since 1994, when she supervised the practical nursing and surgical technology programs. She also coordinated recruitment and orientation efforts, as well as counseled students on a variety of issues. In 2002, she became the assistant director. In that role, she led efforts to open six off-campus teaching locations, developed strategic plans for the institution and was involved in planning, organizing and directing instructional programs at all campuses. Her full resume is available at “Kelli is committed to the advancement of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald and our system’s mission of providing quality workforce development training to the community,” said James King, vice chancellor for the TCATs. “Under her leadership, TCAT-Hohenwald will continue to be student centered and quality driven.”The May 1 meeting will also include Morgan’s recommendation for the next president at the University of Memphis. The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. April 30. Anyone with a disability who wishes to participate should use the same contact to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. CDT, April 30.The TBR is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions, including the TCAT-Hohenwald. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs across the state to more than 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 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.