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Search for next president of Motlow State Community College launches Oct. 24 with public forum, Search Committee meeting

Motlow State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for a new president of Motlow State Community College. The committee will convene for the first time Oct. 24 at the college, immediately after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

The 18-member committee includes five members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, and representatives of the Motlow faculty, staff, students and alumni and of the region the college serves. It will be chaired by Board of Regents Member Tom Griscom.

The public forum will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24 in the Marcum Technology Building, Room MT-112, at Motlow’s main campus in Moore County. The committee meeting will follow at 10 a.m. in Room MT-105. Both are open to the public.

The public forum will also be accessible via an interactive webcast on Motlow’s branch campuses in Fayetteville (Room 071), McMinnville (Room 102) and Smyrna (MaryLou Apple Science Technology Health Building Room 110).

The forum will allow campus and community members to express their views about the qualities the advisory committee should look for when reviewing candidates. The committee then will convene for its orientation session to discuss the procedures and timeline for reviewing candidates and selecting finalists for Motlow’s seventh president.

The search committee will work with the executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to identify a broad range of highly qualified candidates from around the country.

The committee’s charge is to identify three to five finalists, who will be invited to the college for forums and interviews with students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public. Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will review input gathered from those visits, consult with the Advisory Committee and recommend a single candidate to the full Board of Regents, which appoints presidents of all its colleges. Under Tennessee law, names of applicants are confidential but the names of finalists are publicly announced and there is time for public review and comment prior to the chancellor’s and board’s actions.

Application and nomination materials should be filed by Nov. 13, 2017. The tentative timeline calls for an initial review of candidates starting in late November, followed by an initial round of interviews in December, reference reviews in January and a second round of interviews in February. The goal is to have a new president named by April and in office by July 1.

Dr. Anthony G. Kinkel resigned as president of Motlow in June. Hilda Tunstill, Motlow’s vice president of finance and administration, is serving as interim president until the next president is selected and takes office.

The Board of Regents approved criteria for the position at its quarterly meeting in Memphis Sept. 22. Full details and more information on the search are available on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/executivesearches/mscc-2017

 

Search Advisory Committee members are:

 

Regent Tom Griscom, Chair

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Chattanooga

 

Regent Emily J. Reynolds

TBR BOARD MEMBER & VICE CHAIR

Nashville

 

Regent Yolanda Greene

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Murfreesboro

 

Regent Joey Hatch

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Brentwood

 

Regent J. Parker Smith

TBR BOARD MEMBER

Kingsport

 

Dr. Lucy Craig

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Faculty Council President

Tullahoma

 

Mr. Keith Claxton

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Smyrna

 

Mr. Kyle Davis

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Fayetteville

 

Mr. Danny Diaz-McFarland

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

SGA President    

Tullahoma

 

Mr. Khari Gore

ALUMNI REPRSENTATIVE

Murfreesboro

 

Ms. Monica Burgess

MSCC SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Microcomputer Technician

McMinnville

 

Ms. Brenda Cannon

MSCC ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Director of Special Events

Tullahoma

 

Mr. Fred Rascoe

MSCC ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Dean of Career & Technical Programs

McMinnville

 

Mr. Gary D. Winton         

MSCC STUDENT AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE

Coordinator of Recruitment

Smyrna

 

Mr. Dan Caldwell

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Nissan

Smyrna

 

Mr. Daryl Welch

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Harton Realty Company

Tullahoma

 

Ms. Beth Duffield

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Murfreesboro

 

Mr. Eugene London, Jr.

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Systems Integration/Modeling & Simulation

Tullahoma

 

Motlow State Community College is a public, comprehensive, two-year, open-access college founded in 1969. The college awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Science in Teaching degrees, and certificates of credit.

Motlow strives to develop the cultural, intellectual, and career opportunities of the people in its Southern Middle Tennessee 11-county service area, which includes Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties. The college offers a strong core curriculum in degree programs complemented by cultural, scientific, social and community service activities. It provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary Honors Scholar Program.

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.