Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dr. Irene Rios Visits Vol State for Presidential Interviews

The search for the next president of Vol State has advanced to three finalists. They are visiting the Gallatin campus this week for a series of interviews and forums.

Dr. Irene Rios, chief executive officer of Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Suffolk County, New York visited Thursday. She talked about looking for ways to provide laptops for all students, using a grant to get college advisors into elementary and junior high schools, and organizing Sector Summits to develop new degree programs in emerging job fields. Students and the community can participate in the afternoon forum, either in person at Caudill Hall or via Zoom. The time will be the same for each candidate and held from 3pm to 4pm each day. The Zoom link can be found at: https://www.volstate.edu/presidential-search

Dr. Jothany Blackwood, vice president for academic success at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas visited Tuesday. Dr. Orinthia T. Montague, president of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York visited Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Dr. Orinthia T. Montague Visits Vol State for Presidential Interviews

The search for the next president of Vol State has advanced to three finalists. They are visiting the Gallatin campus this week for a series of interviews and forums.

Dr. Orinthia T. Montague, president of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York visited Wednesday. She shared her path as the daughter of immigrants and the challenges she faced as a struggling student in higher education. She discussed creating a Mental Health Center on the campus of her current college and how important flexibility in educational methods is for students these days. Students and the community can participate in the afternoon forum, either in person at Caudill Hall or via Zoom. The time will be the same for each candidate and held from 3pm to 4pm each day. The Zoom link can be found at: https://www.volstate.edu/presidential-search

Dr. Irene Rios, chief executive officer of Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Suffolk County, New York will visit Thursday. Dr. Jothany Blackwood, vice president for academic success at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas visited Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Dr. Jothany Blackwood Visits Vol State for Presidential Interviews

The search for the next president of Vol State has advanced to three finalists. They are visiting the Gallatin campus this week for a series of interviews and forums.

Dr. Jothany Blackwood, vice president for academic success at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas visited Tuesday. She grew up in Nashville and went on to professional positions in California and Texas. She mentioned Guided Pathways, academic success initiatives, and educational equity as some of the most important elements of her current work and discussed growing those areas at Vol State.

Staff and faculty forums were held this morning. Students and the community can participate in the afternoon forum, either in person at Caudill Hall or via Zoom. The time will be the same for each candidate and held from 3pm to 4pm each day. The Zoom link can be found here.

Dr. Orinthia T. Montague, president of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York will visit on Wednesday. Dr. Irene Rios, chief executive officer of Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Suffolk County, New York will visit Thursday.