Gail's Corner: President role update

Dear TCC Faculty, Staff and Students,

I hope this message finds you well! I know everyone is busy preparing for finals and end of semester activities.  I wanted to update you to let you know that per the succession plan policy, the College Board of Directors voted to appoint Dr. Brad Jackson as the Interim President effective Jan. 1, 2024.  I am very excited to have such a quality leader as Brad taking the helm while the Board continues the search process.  Brad has been with the college for 15 years and will assure that we continue our positive momentum forward.  Thanks for all your support of me as President and I know you will provide that same commitment to Brad as he assumes this role.   

Gratitude and Search Message

Dear TCC Faculty and Staff,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your unwavering dedication to healthcare education!  You are to be commended for the efforts towards our HLC accreditation as I learned on Friday that we have received a 10 year reaffirmation of our accreditation!  Congratulations to the entire team as this was truly a team approach, and we are most grateful to Claudia Mitchell for her leadership throughout this process.  We also had our Sonography virtual accreditation site visit last week and anticipate good news there as well.

 

On the President search front, Dr. James Wendel is the new Board Chair and he offered these comments regarding the search: “As a Board, we want the highest caliber leader for our college and are taking time to assure that we select the best person for this role.  We want a smooth transition and will include members of the college in this process as we get closer to final candidate.  We will likely appoint an interim President so that we are afforded the time needed to complete a thorough process. Thanks for your continued efforts to educate our students and for your patience as we continue our efforts as a Board.”

 

Your hard work and commitment create an environment where students thrive, so thank you for your tireless efforts in shaping our academic journey. Wishing you all a joyous and restful Thanksgiving!

 

Yours in Education, Gail

Gail E. Kist-Kline, PhD

President, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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