Our friends at Tennessee American Water are helping Chattanooga State celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Be sure to check out Phillip D. Glass sporting a Chatt State 50th Anniversary t-shirt next time you are driving Amnicola toward downtown.
“The mission of the College is very clear. It is all about serving students.” -Dr. Flora Tydings, during her Open Forum at Chattanooga State on May 6, 2015
Chancellor Morgan announced today he will recommend Dr. Flora Tydings as next President of Chattanooga State to the Tennessee Board of Regents next Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at a special called meeting.
Four finalists have been announced for the President of Chattanooga State Community College.
The finalists are:
- Dr. Karla A. Fisher, vice president of Academics and former interim president at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas;
- Dr. Kevin A. Pollock, president of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan;
- Dr. Roger A. Ramsammy, provost and chief academic officer at Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus; and
- Dr. Flora W. Tydings, president of Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia.
Each will participate in campus forums and community receptions the week of May 4 thru May 8. According to the Tennessee Board of Regents website:
To have the number one state in the Southeast for high quality jobs, we have to have a well-educated workforce to attract and fill those jobs.” -Governor Bill Haslam
Chattanooga State is proud to be a part of Tennessee’s unified Community College System, which includes a total of 13 community colleges governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Working together to meet the workforce needs of our state is a big deal.
So is the future of our students. Getting a degree is a big deal:
John Germ, a Founding Chattanooga State Foundation Board member who served with Mr. Starnes on the Foundation Board, had this to say about him:
“Paul Starnes was a strong advocate for Chattanooga State. His leadership led to the creation of many programs and building projects that enhance the community and allow students to earn a valuable education. He was a strong supporter of the foundation and played an active roll in selecting leadership for the college. His tenure in the legislature led to many improvements in Hamilton County. Chattanooga State has lost a tremendous supporter and educational leader.”
The Chattanooga State Student Center is named in his honor. Read more about him here.
Beginning in 2015 ChattState will be celebrating 50 years of service to our community. As this important milestone approaches, we are taking the time to reflect where the College has been over the last 50 years. We are eager to have your feedback to assist us in the planning process.
Please go to chattanoogastate.edu/50th and fill out the form with your suggestions and share your stories of ChattState.
We will be making Committee assignments in the coming weeks to work on our proposed events that will begin in January 2015, and we are working on photos from the past 50 years to commemorate our history. These will be displayed in the Humanities hallways. If you have any photos that you would like to have included please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chattanooga State is pleased to be launching three new courses in the Hospitality and Tourism industry starting this fall:
Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry: An overview of the basic dimensions of professionalism, customer service, sustainability, civic engagement, ethics, and the historical perspective that is integral to the hospitality and tourism industry. Students will also keep pace with current
On June 30, Dr. Fannie Hewlett retired as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost after 35-years of distinguished service to Chattanooga State Community College. Dr. Hewlett reflects on her career in a recent Chattanoogan.com article:
June 30 will mark the end of Dr. Fannie Hewlett’s career at Chattanooga State. Hired as a psychology instructor in 1976 at Cleveland State, a colleague notified Dr. Hewlett of an opening for a psychology instructor at Chattanooga State in 1979 that would be closer to home and an easier commute for her. The rest, as they say, is history.
According to 2013 data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Community Colleges save time and money, and an Associates Degree increases student transfer success!