TBR to Meet Jan. 21 to Appoint Acting Chancellor, Approve Search Criteria for Walters State President

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called telephonic meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2:30 p.m. CST for the purpose of appointing an acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System of Tennessee and approving the selection criteria to begin the search for a new president at Walters State Community College.

TBR’s current chancellor, John Morgan, will retire Jan. 31. The acting chancellor will guide the TBR system in accordance with the board’s direction and manage the system office in Nashville until a search process is completed and new chancellor is selected.

Walters State President Wade McCamey will retire June 30. The selection criteria will be used to advertise the president’s position in a nationwide search for the college based in Morristown.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Sonja Mason at sonja.mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927 before 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

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 noon Jan. 20.

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.