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Walters State presidential search public forum and search committee meet Feb. 24

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Walters State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Wednesday, Feb. 24, after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

The public forum will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Student Services Building Lyceum on the Morristown campus. The Search Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the same location.

Walters State’s current and third president, Wade McCamey, previously announced his plan to retire June 30 after leading the college for 10 years. The new president is expected to be selected before he leaves office.

The public forum will allow campus and community members to voice their comments about what types of qualities the advisory committee should look for when reviewing candidates. The committee will convene for its meeting at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the timeline and procedures for identifying finalists to become the next campus leader.

Both the forum and the meeting are open to the public and the press. The campus will also offer live streaming video of both events available at http://TBR.edu/WSCCpresident.

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

The search committee’s charge is to identify three to five finalists for the position of president who will visit the campus for interviews. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor David Gregory will then make a final selection for submission to the TBR for approval.

The committee members are

Regent Danni Varlan, Chair
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Knoxville, TN

Regent Tom Griscom
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Chattanooga, TN

Regent Parker Smith
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Kingsport, TN

Dr. Holly D. Sayne
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Seymour, TN

Ms. Kristin A. Rich
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Whitesburg, TN

Dr. Cary Jenkins
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Morristown, TN 

Ms. Mollie Owens
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Rutledge, TN 

Mr. Andrew Hodge
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Blaine, TN 

Mr. F. Braxton Terry
ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE
Morristown, TN 

Ms. Sherry Watson
SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
Greeneville, TN 

Ms. Ann Bowen
ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE
Morristown, TN

Mr. Raymond E. Bible
BUSINESS/COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Morristown, TN

Mr. R. Jack Fishman
COMMUNITY AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Morristown, TN

Mr. Glenn B. Thompson, CPA
COMMUNITY AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Morristown, TN

Mr. Charlie Johnson
COMMUNITY AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Sevierville, TN

Ms. Eleanor Yoakum
COMMUNITY AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Tazewell, TN

Mr. Bob Leonard
COMMUNITY AT LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Greeneville, TN

Anyone with a disability who wishes to participate should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 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 5:30 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 22. More information on the presidential search process, including the criteria for selection, can be found at http://TBR.edu/WSCCpresident.

Walters State Community College is a public, comprehensive, multi-campus college offering associate degrees and certificates in a learning-centered environment. The main campus is located in Morristown, Tenn., with additional campus locations in Sevierville, Greeneville and Tazewell. Walters State has been ranked as one of the most tech-savvy community colleges in the country and recognized as an Apple Distinguished 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.