Jackson State Community College Presidential Search Advisory Committee’s first meeting and public forum set for Nov. 15

The Search Advisory Committee that will lead the search for a new president of Jackson State Community College has been selected and will meet Nov. 15 at the college, following a public forum to gather campus and community input.

The forum is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 111 of the Jim Moss Center for Nursing building on the college’s main campus at 2046 North Parkway, Jackson. Members of the public and the college community can express their views about the characteristics, qualities, and skills the next president should have.

The Search Advisory Committee will meet from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Jim and Janet Ayers Health Sciences Building. There will also be a brief public comment period at the start of that meeting. Both the forum and the first committee meeting are open to the public.

Jackson State’s fifth president, Dr. Allana Hamilton, was appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the College System of Tennessee by the Tennessee Board of Regents in September and assumed her new role at the system office in Nashville last month. Dr. Jeff Sisk, president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson, is also serving as interim president of JSCC until the next president is selected and takes office.

The committee’s first meeting is mainly an orientation session for its members. The committee’s charge is to identify up to three finalists, who will be invited to the campus¬†for interviews with the committee and forums with the campus community and public. TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will then select a final candidate for submission to the full Board of Regents for its consideration and approval. The goal is to have the new president in office by July 1.

The 17-member Search Advisory Committee includes four members of the Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, plus representatives of the Jackson State faculty, students, staff and alumni, and the local community. The committee is chaired by Regent Barbara Prescott.

Read more about the presidential search process, including the preferred and expected criteria for the position and how to apply and submit nominees.

Members of the Search Advisory Committee members are:

Regent Barbara Prescott, Chair
TBR BOARD MEMBER

Regent Emily J. Reynolds
TBR BOARD MEMBER (Vice Chair)

Regent Greg Duckett
TBR BOARD MEMBER

Regent Robert Pepper
TBR BOARD MEMBER

Ms. Candyce Sweet
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Terri Messer
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Shiloh Coleman
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Marian Sagahon
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Robin Marek
STUDENT AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Delita Thompson Johnson
ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Dana Nails
SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Tim Dellinger
ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Kyle Spurgeon
BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Jim Ferrell
BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Bill Kipp
BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Janet Ayers
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Keith Carver
UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE
Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin