Joejuana Morton, Grants Development specialist at Cleveland State Community College, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Tennessee Board of Regents’ Maxine Smith Fellows Program. TBR is the governing body for 46 universities, community colleges and technology centers throughout the state.
The Maxine Smith Fellows Program was originally created as a TBR central office Geier initiative designed to provide opportunities for African-American TBR employees to participate in a working and learning environment that would enhance work experience and career development.
The objectives of the program are:
- To increase the academic and professional credentials of the Fellows;
- To allow Fellows to observe and participate in decision-making situations;
- To provide Fellows the opportunity to experience how policy is made at the institution,
senior administrative and governing board levels; and
- To help increase the number of qualified applicants from underrepresented groups for
senior level administrative positions at TBR institutions.
“I am really excited and thankful for the opportunity to interact with leadership and other professionals at the TBR office,” said Ms Morton.
“I think it will help me to develop my professional goals.”
Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president, stated, “Joejuana is an excellent employee and an asset to the college. I am happy that she was selected as a Maxine Smith Fellow.”