Six College System of Tennessee leaders named to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute Class of 2020

CTLI Class of 2020 includes 6 leaders from the College System of Tennessee

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has selected 28 leaders from education, government, business, industry and nonprofits for the next Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute class, including six leaders from the College System of Tennessee.

Since 2016, the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute has been strengthening leadership capacity to increase higher education completion rates, fostering partnerships to build actionable coalitions, and exploring innovative solutions to local and statewide collaboration and student success. The new class announced this week is CTLI’s fourth cohort.

Members of the class from the College System of Tennessee are:

  • Linda W. Calvert, Assistant Vice President for Grant Development and Chief Diversity Officer, Northeast State Community College
  • Dr. Allana Hamilton, President, Jackson State Community College
  • Ginger Hausser, Vice President of Economic and Community Development, Nashville State Community College
  • Youlanda Jones, President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington/Ripley/Newbern
  • Dr. Amy Moreland, Director of Policy, The College System of Tennessee
  • Cliff Wightman, President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville

The complete list of members of the class is available on the SCORE website here.

SCORE recently merged with nonprofit Complete Tennessee and expanded its mission to focus on driving the transformation needed in education to deliver success for all students in school, college, career and life. SCORE is continuing CTLI for the 2019-20 academic year.

To build on the program’s foundation, SCORE will partner with The Hunt Institute, which will assist in designing learning opportunities, facilitating sessions as an expert out-of-state voice and developing strategies to help participants translate their learning into action. The Hunt Institute is an affiliate of the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.

“The Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute is focused on educating and engaging Tennessee leaders about education opportunities and challenges in Tennessee postsecondary education,” SCORE President and CEO David Mansouri said. “SCORE is excited to build on the program’s foundation and explore with the new cohort how we can push for quality and equity in education so all Tennessee students are able to earn the postsecondary credentials and degrees needed for successful careers.”

The leaders in this fourth class represent their regions, communities and industries and will learn from national and statewide experts while developing a richer understanding of higher education access, persistence, and success and the effect on the Tennessee workforce.

Over the course of a year, the class will explore higher education and economic issues at the local level, witness best practices and policies to tackle real challenges, and build professional relationships with a group of strong leaders advocating for change across Tennessee.

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.