Cleveland State’s President Dr. Bill Seymour was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Community Colleges of Appalachia (CCA).
The CCA is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges. For member colleges, CCA provides programs and services responsive to the unique cultural, geographic and economic challenges facing the Appalachian Region. Colleges eligible for membership in the Community Colleges of Appalachia are those public institutions that primarily offer a two-year associate’s degree or diploma and are located within the Appalachian region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
The Board of Directors is the governing body for CCA and currently consist of 15 members, with each of the 13 Appalachian Regional Commission states represented. The Board makes policies consistent with the constitution and bylaws. The Board meets twice a year. Vacancies on the board are filled by a vote of the majority of the board.
Dr. Bill Seymour said, “CCA is an outstanding professional organization dedicated to serving a critically important region in our country. I am proud to represent Tennessee in this leadership capacity.”
“Cleveland State Community College has a long history of active involvement in CCA,” said Dr. Anne McNutt, executive director, Community Colleges of Appalachia. “Dr. Carl Hite, President Emeritus, Cleveland State, served on the Board. Under Dr. Seymour’s leadership, the College has made presentations at the CCA Annual Meeting. Dr. Seymour brings valuable and extensive administrative experience at the collegiate level in Tennessee to the CCA Board.”