JSCC’s Hamilton selected for Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has selected 28 leaders from higher education, K-12 education, government, business and industry, and nonprofits for the next cohort of the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute (CTLI). Among those selected is Jackson State Community College’s Dr. Allana Hamilton.

“The Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute is focused on educating and engaging Tennessee leaders about education opportunities and challenges in Tennessee postsecondary education,” SCORE President and CEO David Mansouri said. “SCORE is excited to build on the program’s foundation and explore with the new cohort how we can push for quality and equity in education so all Tennessee students are able to earn the postsecondary credentials and degrees needed for successful careers.”

The leaders in the fourth cohort represent their regions, communities, and industries while learning from national and statewide experts and developing a richer understanding of higher education access, persistence, and success and the effect on the Tennessee workforce. Over the course of the program, they will explore higher education and economic issues at the local level, witness best practices and policies to tackle real challenges, and build professional relationships with a group of strong leaders advocating for change across Tennessee.

Hamilton says that she is honored to have been selected for CTLI and to represent Jackson State Community College. “I am also looking forwarding in connecting and collaborating with my cohort colleagues as we learn and develop together,” Hamilton said.

“I expect to gain a better understanding of topics such as higher education access, attainment, retention, and completion as well as information as to solutions for increasing the number of students who earn a postsecondary degree or credential,” Hamilton said. “Since this is a statewide program, I will also gain a better understanding of higher education and economic issues within the State of Tennessee.”

The fourth cohort will begin November 4 in Nashville and end June 16 in Greenville. The cohort will meet a total of four times during this 7-month period.