McCormick named Interim President of Jackson State Community College

Jun 28th, 2023

Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Chancellor Dr. Flora Tydings has appointed TBR Executive Vice Chancellor of External Affairs Dr. Kimberly McCormick to serve as Interim President of Jackson State Community College during the college’s search for its 7th President.

McCormick, a Chattanooga native, has served on Chancellor Tydings’ administrative staff since 2017, starting as a Special Assistant to the Chancellor before being appointed to her current role as Executive Vice Chancellor of External Affairs. During her tenure, she served in a similar role as the interim president of Nashville State Community College in 2018 during a transition of leadership.

“Dr. McCormick has a proven record of assisting in leadership roles at critical times, including her service as interim president of Nashville State Community College,” said Chancellor Tydings. “She was a respected administrator at Chattanooga State before I asked her to come to our system office, where in addition to her regular duties, she has advised several new presidents across our system. She’s familiar with the Jackson area and West Tennessee and I’m confident she will lead the college well until the next president is appointed.”

Prior to her role at TBR, McCormick served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, interim dean in the Business and Information Technologies Division and as an associate vice president within two different divisions during her tenure.

“This is an exciting time for Jackson State as the institution begins to write a new chapter in its history, with a new President taking the college to greater heights,” said McCormick. “There is transformative work being done here, and I think the college’s track record of industry-leading graduates speaks for itself. Now, with the industry growth seen across West Tennessee, I believe the college is poised for future success, and I encourage West Tennesseans to take advantage of the excellent program offerings.”

The Tennessee Board of Regents is currently conducting a search for the 7th President of Jackson State Community College, following the approval of criteria during a special called board meeting on April 27. A new President is anticipated to be selected prior to Sept. 30. Learn more about the search at


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