Only one local candidate, something of a surprise to me. From The Tennessean.
Candidates vying to lead the Tennessee Board of Regents visited Nashville this week to offer three distinct visions for the state's network of community and technical colleges.
Each candidate was in town Tuesday and Wednesday to interview for the position of chancellor, a process that included conversations with Gov. Bill Haslam, college leaders and students. The Board of Regents is expected to decide which candidate to hire later this month.
The candidate they select will play a leading role in reshaping the college system next year after the departure of six Board of Regents universities, including Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University, which are getting their own boards. Some concepts were consistent across meetings between the candidates and Board of Regents staffers Tuesday, but each candidate discussed different priorities and skills they would bring to the transition.
All of the finalists have experience leading technical or community colleges. The candidates are:
- Shaun L. McKay, president of Suffolk County Community College in New York;
- Monty E. Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System; and
- Flora W. Tydings, president of Chattanooga State Community College.