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TBR Chancellor Recommends Flora Tydings as ChattState’s Next President

“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.

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Chattanooga State Presidential Finalists Announced

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:

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A Big Deal Indeed

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:

Remembering Paul M. Starnes

IMG_2986 2Longtime State Representative Paul Starnes died January 9, 2015.

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.

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New Hospitality & Tourism Management Courses Launch This Fall

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

Dr. Fannie Hewlett retires after 35 years of distinguished service to ChattState

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 7.57.09 AMOn 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 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.