The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved Jerry Faulkner as the next president for Volunteer State Community College.
Faulkner will assume his leadership role at the college beginning May 15.
The Board met via telephone to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation of Faulkner, who will replace Bruce Scism, Vol State’s interim president. (See the press release announcing Morgan’s recommendation.)
Faulkner was selected after an extensive search that began last December. He has served as the vice president for Academic Affairs at Cleveland State Community College since 2008. Before that, Faulkner was a faculty member, then Department Head for Life Sciences and later Teacher Education Coordinator at Chattanooga State Community College. He also held a two-year term as associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Tennessee Temple University.The TBR is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties 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.