Looks like the continuing educators at Chattanooga State
And everyone else there will have a new boss. She needs to stay away from trips to Barbados...and the like. From the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Chattanooga State Community College's new president is expected to be Dr. Flora Tydings, the veteran head of Athens Technical College in Georgia, pending approval next week by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
TBR system Chancellor John Morgan said Friday in a news release that he will recommend Tydings to the Board of Regents at a specially called meeting Wednesday in Nashville.
"President Tydings has the critical experience leading an institution with a similar mission to Chattanooga State," Morgan said.
She has "demonstrated a clear understanding of the important role community colleges play in providing both career training for workforce development and helping students prepare for transfer to a university," he added.
Morgan predicted Tydings, who has led Athens Tech as its president for 12 years, "will provide a stabilizing influence for the campus while motivating its faculty and staff to continue moving forward with innovative programs."
Tydings would officially take over as the community college's president on July 13, replacing interim President Fannie Hewlett. Hewlett agreed to serve temporarily after longtime President Jim Catanzaro, 77, retired under fire in December after 24 years at the helm.
That came amid months of upheaval among faculty and a pending Regents' audit into Catanzaro's hiring of a woman he met while vacationing in Barbados and appointed to a newly created top position.