Kimberly McCormick Named Provost And Vice President For Academic Affairs At Chattanooga State

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dr. Kimberly McCormick has officially begun her duties as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Chattanooga State Community College.

At Chattanooga State since 2008, Dr. McCormick has served as interim dean in the Business and Information Technologies Division and as an associate vice president within two different divisions before being named to her new position.

During her first week on the job, Dr. McCormick began establishing a strong working partnership with academic leadership. “I will face the same challenges that anyone faces in a new position … building relationships, earning support and trust, and setting the tone to ensure that all full and part-time faculty as well as students are fully supported in their success,” states Dr. McCormick.

Dr. McCormick has a background in educational leadership with an emphasis in progressive curriculum and instructional design/development, program/faculty development, and relative assessment. She earned her Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration from Tennessee State University in 2010; Educational Specialist in instructional leadership degree, Tennessee Technological University, 2004; Master of Education in curriculum and instruction design, Vanderbilt University, 1990; and Bachelor of Science, psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1989.

Several of her more recent accomplishments in 2014 include being recognized for her educational contributions by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam during his State of the State Address, receiving the League for Innovation Excellence Award, and being named a finalist for the Bellwether Award for SAILS Tennessee program development.

A Red Bank graduate, Dr. McCormick was inducted into the Red Bank High School Hall of Fame in 2004. She was appointed to the UTC Alumni Board of Directors in 2007, and was recently named to the Tennessee Achieves Post-Secondary Oversight Board and the local advisory board of directors for TN Achieves.

With Dr. McCormick’s long history of educational service to Hamilton County, her goal of ensuring successful outcomes for faculty and students will compliment Tennessee’s Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise which states that “beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of charge.” Tennessee high school graduates may begin applying online to the Tennessee Promise program starting in August and concluding Nov. 1.


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