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Tusculum College names Dr. Lisa Johnson interim assistant vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Paul Fox named interim director of School of Education

Posted on 27 July 2011 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Dr. Lisa Johnson has been named interim assistant vice president of academic affairs at Tusculum College, and Dr. Paul Fox has been named interim director of the School of Education.

Both will begin their new duties at Tusculum College on August 6. Johnson steps into the position previously held by Dr. Melinda Dukes who has been named interim vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Johnson previously served director of the School of Education and as assistant professor of education.

In her new role she will direct academic support programs for the College, including the Registrar’s Office, Faculty Services, the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Academic Advising and the Academic Resource Center. She will also serve to support the efforts of the interim vice president for Academic Affairs.

“Dr. Johnson has contributed to the success of Tusculum College for many years in the various leadership and administrative roles she has held,” said Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody. “She has guided our School of Education to become a model for teacher education and has been a strong mentor to our faculty in the program.”

Johnson, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from East Tennessee State University, also earned her master’s degree and doctorate of education, both in educational leadership and policy analysis, from ETSU.

As director of the School of Education, she was responsible for all aspects of the Teacher Licensure Program, including elementary education, middle grades, secondary education, special education, early childhood education, physical education, athletic training in education program, sports management and sports science.

“I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and leadership team as we move Tusculum College forward through the development of new programs, continued service to our community, and the provision of solid, excellent educational experiences for our students.”

Dr. Lisa Johnson

Dr. Johnson also currently serves as a program evaluator for the Tennessee Board of Examiners.

With Dr. Johnson’s change in position, Dr. Paul Fox will step in to lead the School of Education as interim director.

Dr. Fox has 25 years of administrative experience in education, including serving as school improvement specialist and supervisor for the Greene County School System. He has also taught in the Graduate and Professional Studies program at Tusculum.

Dr. Paul Fox

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tusculum College in 1977 and holds a master’s degree in reading and a doctorate in educational administration, both from ETSU.

“My involvement with Tusculum College began more than 37 years ago as an undergraduate student. Now, it is such a high honor to come back ‘home’ and to be associated with this institution of learning, its administration, its faculty, its students and its alumni,” said Fox.

Dr. Fox has served as president of the Greeneville-Greene County Retired Teachers Association and has taught at Union College in Kentucky and at ETSU.

“I am confident that Drs. Johnson and Fox will provide key leadership to move Tusculum College forward with our vision of being known throughout the mid-South for adherence to Judeo-Christian values, allegiance to the liberal arts, and avenues for career preparation and civic engagement, all delivered through innovative course structures and personal attention from outstanding faculty,” said Moody.

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Heather Patchett named vice president of Institutional Advancement

Posted on 27 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Heather Patchett

Heather Patchett has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement at Tusculum College and will be assuming her responsibilities on June 1, 2011.

Patchett has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of fund raising, including major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving programs. She has also managed three departments and has extensive experience working in higher education advancement and development programs.

She has spent the past two years working at Otter Opportunities, providing services to not-for-profit organizations, including fund raising, grant writing and working with research and information systems. She has also managed advancement programs at Converse College, where she served as vice president of Institutional Advancement; at the University of the South, where she served as director of capital gifts, and Gustavus Adolphus College, where she was the director of the Office of Gift Planning.

Patchett will assume the position from Susan D. Vance, a 1991 graduate of Tusculum College, who has served as interim vice president of Institutional Advancement. Vance, who has been with Tusculum College’s Advancement Office since 2003, will continue to serve the college as associate vice president of Institutional Advancement.

“We are very pleased that our search efforts have led us to Heather Patchett. She brings a wealth of experience to the position and will provide strong leadership for an already dedicated and experienced staff,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of the college.

“Heather will be an excellent addition to our leadership team, and we are all very much looking forward to her becoming part of the Tusculum community.”

As vice president of Institutional Advancement, she will oversee the staff and its departments, including the Offices of Development, College Communications, Alumni Relations, Advancement Services, Church Relations and Special Events. She will manage a donor portfolio and will be responsible for meeting the goals of the Advancement Office in support of the goals and mission of the college. She will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and will help guide the overall operation and growth of the institution.

Patchett has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of the South and a master’s of arts in teaching from Alaska Pacific University.

In her positions with institutions of higher education she has planned budgets, served on the President’s Cabinet and worked closely with members of the Board of Trustees. She has run successful capital campaigns and worked with major gift programs.

At Converse College she participated in a very successful $87.5 million capital campaign, including securing a $15 million major gift.

She is a member of the Spartanburg Evening Lions Club, where she serves as second vice president, and is a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church. She is also a patron of the Lawson Academy of the Arts.

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Stokes serving as president of Tennessee Association of Special Programs

Posted on 21 April 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Jeanne Stokes

Jeanne Stokes, director of the TRIO programs at Tusculum College, is serving as president of the Tennessee Association of Special Programs (TASP).

Stokes was installed as president of the organization on Feb. 28, during the regional meeting of TRIO professionals. She will serve a two-year term.

As president, Stokes will preside at all meetings of the association and make all appointments to both standing and special committees with the advice and consent of the organization’s Executive Board. The president of the organization also serves as a board member of the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP).

TASP was established in 1973 to bring together those persons who have an active interest in broadening access to postsecondary education to low-income and first generation individuals in Tennessee. The TRIO programs, which Tusculum hosts, are federally funded initiatives that provide educational and enrichments programs and resources to encourage middle and high school students who would be first-general college students and/or whose families meet income requirements to continue their education after high school. The TRIO programs also provide similar support services to college students.

Stokes has been involved in the Tusculum TRIO Programs for 20 years at Tusculum, joining the staff as coordinator for the Talent Search program. She has been an instructor at Tusculum and Warren Wilson colleges and also worked as a teacher at Concord Middle School and EastView Elementary. At Tusculum, she also serves as a member of the Judicial Review Board, the Quality Enhancement Plan Steering Committee and as an advisor for students.

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Dr. Thomas H. Stein named vice president of enrollment management

Posted on 23 March 2011 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Dr. Thomas H. Stein

Thomas H. Stein has been  named vice president of enrollment management at Tusculum College and will be assuming his responsibilities in April.

Stein has held a similar position for the past 18 years at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. He steps into the position previously held by Jacquelyn D. Elliott, who will soon be leaving the college in order to complete her doctoral work.

Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of the college, commended the success of Ms. Elliott during her five-year tenure at Tusculum in the growth of the residential student population and wished her continued success in pursuit of her terminal degree at George Washington University.

With thirty-two years experience in higher education, Stein has experience in marketing, fundraising, strategic planning and working with students through the enrollment and financial aid processes. He will take over responsibilities at Tusculum College on April 18.

“We are very pleased that Thomas Stein will be joining us at Tusculum College,” said Moody. “His experience and success in enrollment management will support continuing success as the college builds upon current strategies to grow our adult programs.”

He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Northern University, a master of science degree from the University of Dayton and a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Toledo.

At Otterbein University he was responsible for all enrollment oversight for traditional students and served as one of five members of the President’s Cabinet. Under his guidance, the Otterbein enrollment division increased full-time enrollment by 67 percent, from 1,500 students to more than 2,500 students during his tenure. In addition, he has worked with extensive marketing plans and with financial aid policies to enhance enrollment at the institution and meet institutional budgets.

Prior to joining Otterbein, Stein was Dean of Admissions at Wilmington College in Ohio, where he also served as a member of the President’s Council.

In Lewistown, Ohio, where he currently resides, Stein serves as president of the Indian Lake School Board. He is also a member of the Indian Lake Growth and Development Committee.

Stein is married to Kristine Stein and has two adult sons, Kyle and Carl.

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