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State of the College 2023

State of the College 2023

As we here at Tallahassee Community College prepare for the start of the fall semester, I am so excited to welcome our faculty, staff, and especially our students to the start of what will be a great new academic year. The state of our College has never been stronger. Over the past few years, we have worked hard to improve student success, expanding access to higher education in new markets, implementing strategic support initiatives that move the needle, and building…

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Welcoming Shelly Bell

Welcoming Shelly Bell

It is my privilege to announce that Shelly Bell has agreed to join TCC as Vice President for Workforce Innovation effective July 24. Shelly comes to us with more than 20 years of experience in education, the last six of which have been spent as Director of Lively Technical College where she oversaw Career, Technical, and Adult Education throughout Leon County Schools. Prior to that she served in numerous leadership roles at LCS including as Principal of Godby High School….

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2023-24 Budget

2023-24 Budget

It is my pleasure to share TCC’s 2023-24 fiscal year operating budget which was unanimously approved by the District Board of Trustees at their June Board meeting on Monday. Based on the increased level of state appropriation this year as well as our positive enrollment projections, we will be able to invest in several strategic initiatives that support student success as well as pay raises for full-time College employees. Here are the highlights: All of these investments represent years of…

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Dr. Kimberly Moore Resignation

Dr. Kimberly Moore Resignation

I wanted to share with you all that Vice President Kimberly Moore has submitted her resignation as she has accepted a position with Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona as their first-ever Chief Workforce Innovation Officer. In her new role, she will be responsible for launching a newly-created division that aligns and grows their Regional Economic Development and Small Business Development centers. Her last day with us will be July 7. Kim’s impact on TCC cannot be overstated. She served as…

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Welcome to Fall 2022

Welcome to Fall 2022

Dear Students, I was so delighted to see so many new faces at our New Student Convocation last Friday. It was a tremendous event that allowed us to welcome you to TCC and introduce you to all the resources available here on campus. It reminded me that while those of us here at the College are quite familiar with the whole experience, new students are not. For many, you are the first in your family to attend college. Others may…

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2022-23 Budget

2022-23 Budget

I am pleased to share that the College’s 2022-23 operating budget was presented and approved at today’s District Board of Trustees meeting. Based on the level of state appropriation this year as well as our enrollment projections, we have been able to prioritize several significant measures that will directly benefit our employees and our College. These include: Providing a 5% pay raise, and a minimum pay of $15 per hour (whichever is greater), for all regular, established positions; Implementing a…

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Aspen 2023 Announcement

Aspen 2023 Announcement

Today, the Aspen Institute announced the top 10 finalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Though TCC was chosen as a top 25 semifinalist last month – a new part of the process this year – we were not chosen as a finalist for the prize. I am sending this to you because I also wanted to share that the Aspen leaders took the time to express how impressed they were with how we have been able…

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Class of 2022 Spring Commencment

Class of 2022 Spring Commencment

Dear Graduates, On behalf of the District Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff of Tallahassee Community College, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you, the Class of 2022. We are so glad to be celebrating with you! You have worked so hard to get here. You should be proud, as should your family, friends, and anyone who helped you along your educational journey. I share your pride and excitement, and am confident that the experience and…

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New Vice President for Communications Named

New Vice President for Communications Named

I wish to share with you that at Monday’s District Board of Trustees meeting, we announced that Al Moran is retiring June 30 as Vice President for Communications and Marketing. I am incredibly grateful to Al for his eight years of service to the College. He has contributed tremendously to the success of TCC in that time, and I hope you will all join with me in wishing him a very happy retirement. Having known Al’s retirement was on the…

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Recognition

Recognition

What a great time for Tallahassee Community College! This month, we presented to our District Board of Trustees a Strategic Plan Year Three update. We have a lot to celebrate, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t receive an email, a phone call or text, or am pulled aside by a member of the community so that they can express their support and pride in our College. Just in the past few months: TCC was once…

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