There's a new boss
At the Tennessee Board of Regents. Not the same as the old boss...and one who was pretty popular at Chattanooga State. From The Tennessean.
The next leader of Tennessee's largest college system officially got the job Tuesday, and her agenda could reshape the ways students across the state engage with community and technical colleges.
Bolstered by Gov. Bill Haslam's recommendation, Flora Tydings was unanimously confirmed as the next chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents during a conference call of board members. She will start work Feb. 1 with an annual salary of $345,000 plus benefits.
Tydings, who will be the first woman to lead a Tennessee college system, has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015 and previously served as president of a technical college in Georgia for more than a decade. After a year and a half in Tennessee, she has earned a reputation among other state leaders for tackling stubborn problems.
Chattanooga leader tapped to head college system
Haslam touted her resume and praised her work at Chattanooga State to foster relationships with businesses, community members and other colleges.
"It's been encouraging for me to see the way she has engaged herself in the entire community there," Haslam said during his recommendation to the board.
"It's one of the things that gives me great encouragement about her role going forward."
Haslam's plan to overhaul the Board of Regents in 2017 will give Tydings the added responsibility of redefining her role in a more crowded higher education landscape