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Motlow State Community College presidential search committee selected. Public forum and committee meeting set for Oct. 24

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for a new president of Motlow State Community College. The committee will convene for the first time Oct. 24 at the college, immediately after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

The 18-member committee includes five members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college's governing board, and representatives of the Motlow faculty, staff, students and alumni and of the region the college serves. It will be chaired by Board of Regents Member Tom Griscom.

The public forum will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24 in the Marcum Technology Building, Room MT-112, at Motlow's main campus in Moore County. The committee meeting will follow at 10 a.m. in Room MT-105. Both are open to the public.

The public forum will also be accessible via an interactive webcast on Motlow's branch campuses in Fayetteville (Room 071), McMinnville (Room 102) and Smyrna (MaryLou Apple Science Technology Health Building Room 110).

The forum will allow campus and community members to express their views about the qualities the advisory committee should look for when reviewing candidates. The committee then will convene for its orientation session to discuss the procedures and timeline for reviewing candidates and selecting finalists for Motlow's seventh president.

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

The committee's charge is to identify three to five finalists, who will be invited to the college for forums and interviews with students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public. Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will review input gathered from those visits, consult with the Advisory Committee and recommend a single candidate to the full Board of Regents, which appoints presidents of all its colleges. Under Tennessee law, names of applicants are confidential but the names of finalists are publicly announced and there is time for public review and comment prior to the chancellor's and board's actions.

Application and nomination materials should be filed by Nov. 13, 2017. The tentative timeline calls for an initial review of candidates starting in late November, followed by an initial round of interviews in December, reference reviews in January and a second round of interviews in February. The goal is to have a new president named by April and in office by July 1.

Dr. Anthony G. Kinkel resigned as president of Motlow in June. Hilda Tunstill, Motlow's vice president of finance and administration, is serving as interim president until the next president is selected and takes office.

The Board of Regents approved criteria for the position at its quarterly meeting in Memphis Sept. 22. Full details and more information on the search are available on the TBR website

Search Advisory Committee members are:

Regent Tom Griscom, Chair
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Chattanooga

Regent Emily J. Reynolds
TBR BOARD MEMBER & VICE CHAIR
Nashville

Regent Yolanda Greene
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Murfreesboro

Regent Joey Hatch
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Brentwood

Regent J. Parker Smith
TBR BOARD MEMBER
Kingsport

Dr. Lucy Craig FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Faculty Council President
Tullahoma

Mr. Keith Claxton
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Smyrna

Mr. Kyle Davis
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Fayetteville

Mr. Danny Diaz-McFarland
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
SGA President Tullahoma

Mr. Khari Gore
ALUMNI REPRSENTATIVE
Murfreesboro

Ms. Monica Burgess
MSCC SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
Microcomputer Technician
McMinnville

Ms. Brenda Cannon
MSCC ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
Director of Special Events
Tullahoma

Mr. Fred Rascoe
MSCC ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
Dean of Career & Technical Programs
McMinnville

Mr. Gary D. Winton
MSCC STUDENT AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE
Coordinator of Recruitment
Smyrna

Mr. Dan Caldwell
BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Nissan Smyrna

Mr. Daryl Welch
BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Harton Realty Company
Tullahoma

Ms. Beth Duffield
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Murfreesboro

Mr. Eugene London, Jr.
BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
Systems Integration/Modeling & Simulation
Tullahoma

Motlow State Community College is a public, comprehensive, two-year, open-access college founded in 1969. The college awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Science in Teaching degrees, and certificates of credit.

Motlow strives to develop the cultural, intellectual, and career opportunities of the people in its Southern Middle Tennessee 11-county service area, which includes Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, Rutherford, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties. The college offers a strong core curriculum in degree programs complemented by cultural, scientific, social and community service activities. It provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary Honors Scholar Program.

For more information on the search:

Rick Locker
Director of Communications
Tennessee Board of Regents
615.366.4417 (office)
615.354.4050 (cell)
Rick.Locker@tbr.edu

For more information on the college:

Terri Bryson
Vice President, Marketing & Campus Activities
Motlow State Community College
931-393-1688 (office)
256-606-0179 (cell)
tbryson@mscc.edu