Cleveland State Finalists For President, Couch, Reddick, Seymour, To Have On-Campus Interviews, Receptions

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The three finalists for president of Cleveland State Community College will have a series of receptions and interviews Monday-Thursday. 

Finalists are Gene Couch, Jr., executive vice president of Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C.; Niles Reddick, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga., and William Seymour, vice president for Institutional Advancement at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tn.

The finalists' interviews with the Presidential Advisory Search Committee will be Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage room.

Later, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will announce his plans to recommend a candidate as  the next president and the Board of Regents will meet to consider Chancellor Morgan's recommendation for the next president of Cleveland State.

Officials said, "These campus-wide interviews are designed to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to not only be involved in the process, but actively engaged with the candidates through questions and comments.

"Please note that there are campus-wide interview sessions scheduled for each candidate. Anyone can attend the campus-wide interviews to ask questions and meet the candidates. The only activities not open to everyone will be the direct report lunches and scheduled dinners."

The college has set up Internet streaming for individuals who want to watch and listen to the Presidential Advisory Committee Interviews of the candidates on Wednesday (seating in the interview room is going to be limited to media, vice presidents, and other direct reports). Attendees will not be able to ask questions, as that will be reserved for the committee.

Alumni and community members are encouraged to attend the community receptions for each candidate. Cleveland State people are also welcome to attend those receptions.

The Board of Regents has a web page dedicated to the Cleveland State search process. It includes PDF copies of the three finalists' cover letters and curriculum vitae: http://www.tbr.edu/offices/chancellor.aspx?id=9027

Members of the search committee are:

Regent Tom Griscom, Chair TBR BOARD MEMBER Chattanooga, TN
Regent Howard Roddy TBR BOARD MEMBER Hixson, TN
Regent Danni Varlan TBR BOARD MEMBER Knoxville, TN
Mr. Matthew Tolbert FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Faculty Senate President
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Mr. Allan Gentry FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Assistant Professor of Technology
Department Chair
?Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Ms. Karen Wyrick FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Ms. Nancy Thomas FACULY REPRESENTIVE
Associate Professor of Nursing
Nursing Evening Coordinator
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Mr. Quentin Murray STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Student Senate President
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Ms. Christine Danh STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Student Senate Vice President
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Ms. Kim Wills SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE
Staff Senate President
Enrollment Center Front Desk Manager
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Dr. Michael Stokes ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE
Vice President of Student Services
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Ms. Patty Weaver ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE
Director of Off-Campus Sites
Cleveland State Community College
Athens/Madisonville, TN
Dr. Jerry Richt ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE
Optometrist
Cleveland, TN
Mr. Gary Farlow BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE
President & CEO
Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland, TN
Mr. Coleman Foss COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Chief Executive Officer
SkyRidge Medical Center
Cleveland, TN
Mr. Aubrey Ector COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
SAP Manager
Olin Corporation
Charleston, TN
Mr. Jeff Zierenberg COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE
Manager Training and Personnel Development
Wacker Polysilicon North America, LLC
Charleston, TN

Schedule:

Date Time Event Location
Monday, November 4, 2013 10:00-11:30 A.M. Dr. Seymour’s Campus Tour Athens
Monday, November 4, 2013 12:00-12:45 P.M. Dr. Seymour’s Lunch with Direct Reports President’s Conference Room, Adkisson Administration Building
Monday, November 4, 2013 1:15-2:30 P.M. Dr. Seymour’s Campus-wide Q&A Session Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Theater & Live Stream (below)
Monday, November 4, 2013 2:45-3:45 P.M. Dr. Seymour’s Campus Tour Cleveland
Monday, November 4, 2013 4:30-5:30 P.M. Dr. Seymour’s Community Reception Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Alcove
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:00-11:30 A.M. Dr. Reddick’s Campus Tour Athens
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00-12:45 P.M. Dr. Reddick’s Lunch with Direct Reports President’s Conference Room, Adkisson Administration Building
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:15-2:30 P.M. Dr. Reddick’s Campus-wide Q&A Session Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Theater & Live Stream
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 2:45-3:45 P.M. Dr. Reddick’s Campus Tour Cleveland
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:30-5:30 P.M. Dr. Reddick’s Community Reception Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Alcove
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:00-9:15 A.M. Dr. Reddick’s Interview with the Presidential Search Committee Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Room J-115 & Live Stream 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 9:25-10:40 A.M. Dr. Seymour’s Interview with the Presidential Search Committee Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Room J-115 & Live Stream 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:50-12:05 P.M. Dr. Couch’s Interview with the Presidential Search Committee Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Room J-115 & Live Stream 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:00-11:30 A.M. Dr. Couch’s Campus Tour Athens
Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00-12:45 P.M. Dr. Couch’s Lunch with Direct Reports President’s Conference Room, Adkisson Administration Building
Thursday, November 7, 2013 1:15-2:30 P.M. Dr. Couch’s Campus-wide Q&A Session Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Theater & Live Stream 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:45-3:45 P.M. Dr. Couch’s Campus Tour Cleveland
Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:30-5:30 P.M. Dr. Couch’s Community Reception Johnson Cultural Heritage Building Alcove



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