TBR Affirms 3 New Community College Presidents, TCAT Director

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed new presidents at Chattanooga State Community College, Motlow State Community College in Moore County, and Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, and a new director for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Covington and Ripley.

Flora Tydings, currently the president at Athens Technical College in Northeast Georgia, will assume the leadership role at Chattanooga State Community College on July 13.

Anthony G. Kinkel, now serving as president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas, takes over as president of Motlow State effective Aug. 1.

Tracy D. Hall, vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, will join the Southwest Tennessee campus as president on July 13.

And Youlanda Jones-Wilcox will become the new director of the TCATs at Covington and Ripley on July 1.

More information about each of the new leaders is available on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/communications/news

The Board met via telephone at 9:30 a.m. CDT to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for each of the campus leaders.

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.