Dr. Ron May has accepted the invitation to serve as interim vice president of academic affairs at Tusculum College. Dr. May, who served Tusculum College as dean of faculty from 1985 to 1988, will be rejoining Tusculum College on Monday, August 11, and has agreed to serve as vice president of academic affairs through June 30, 2015, while a national search is conducted.
Dr. May, a 1968 graduate of the college, has had a distinguished career in higher education, retiring in June 2014 as president of Ancilla College in Donaldson, Ind. In his career he has taught public school, as well as served as a college professor, department head, dean, vice president and twice as a college president, at Ancilla and at Louisburg College in St. Louisburg, N.C.
He has been recognized by numerous organizations, including by the Leadership Marshall County program with their Leader of the Year Award in 2011. He also served for a time as the president of the Tusculum College Alumni Association.
He earned a Doctorate of Education from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from East Tennessee State University and an Associate in Science from Vincennes University.
As a Tusculum alumnus, Dr. May was honored to be considered and is anxious to give back to his Alma Mater. Tusculum College is fortunate to have the opportunity for his leadership in academic affairs.