Tech President - Who's the Right Person for the Job?

Tech President - Who's the Right Person for the Job?


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We've heard of Dr. Schovanec, Dr. Duane Nellis, and Dr. Whirl as possible candidates for Tech President, but how do we know they're the right people for the job? What do we know about their backgrounds? And how did they end up being chosen?

Dr. Whirl

Dr. Whirl has more than a decade of experience in higher education, including serving as a dean of the school of business at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Previously, she worked as a special assistant to the chair and visiting professor of management at Georgia Southern University. She also served as an adjunct professor of business at East Georgia State College and Georgia Southern University's Parker College of Business Administration.

Besides her role as President of Augusta Technical College, Dr. Whirl is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Human Capital Advisory Council. The Atlanta Fed is part of the Federal Reserve System, which consists of twelve Reserve Banks throughout the country and the Board of Governors in Washington, DC. The Atlanta Fed covers the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which includes Georgia, Alabama, and portions of Mississippi and Tennessee.

A native of South Carolina, Dr. Whirl earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Winthrop University. She went on to earn her MBA from Charleston Southern University. She also earned a second master's degree in adult education at Armstrong State University. And she earned her doctorate in organizational leadership from Valdosta State University. She's passionate about education and wants to see students succeed. She wants to increase local economic development and ensure that her students can reach their full potential.

While serving as Vice President of Learning and Workforce Development at Greenville Technical College, Dr. Whirl also serves on several national and regional boards. Most recently, she was named a member of the Fed's Human Capital Advisory Council. She will serve on the council until October 31, 2024.

Dr. Schovanec

Lawrence Schovanec is the 17th President of Texas Tech University. He has been with the school for 30 years. Before becoming President, he served as provost and interim president. He also served as a professor of mathematics and statistics and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award and is a member of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy.

Schovanec spoke about his plans for the university and the school's relationship with Under Armour. The University is also preparing to launch a new veterinary school, and the school's first-year class of veterinary medicine has 64 students. He says the school's first veterinary school class is doing very well and that enrollment has been up slightly from last year.

President Schovanec has prioritized scholarship support and teaching excellence. In his first year as president, the university increased its need-based and merit-based scholarships by $8 million. In addition, the fall 2017 freshman class included a record number of presidential scholars and national merit finalists. In addition to his commitment to the university's core missions, he also created 50 Presidential Teaching and Research Excellence Professorships.

In addition, Schovanec is also expanding Texas Tech's regional campus. The new regional campus will offer innovative degrees and certifications for the region's students. The site will also offer continuing education classes through OLLI. The new regional campus will partner with local education institutions such as Forney ISD and Dallas College.

Under Schovanec's leadership, Texas Tech has been positioned to compete for top research university rankings. During his tenure, the school has strengthened its research reputation and cultivated a diverse community. And the university has been a significant financial supporter of The Texas Tribune.

Dr. Duane Nellis

After his appointment as Tech President, Nellis will return to his roots and spend more time working with students and faculty on the Lubbock campus. He has been an administrator for over 30 years, and has served in various roles at colleges and universities. Before becoming president of Texas Tech, he was the dean of Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University. He was also the provost of Kansas State University. Nellis is a graduate of the University of Montana State University, and earned both his doctorate and master's degree in geography at Oregon State University.

Duane Nellis joined Tech in 2013 at a salary of $427,000 a year. He had previously served as the president of the University of Idaho. Nellis is proud of his work at Texas Tech and lauds the university's students, faculty, and staff. Nellis will continue to be a tenured faculty member, although he will step down from his presidency.

Since his appointment as Tech President, Nellis has been instrumental in growing the university's research and education mission. He has hired more faculty and staff and increased the university's efforts to pursue interdisciplinary research. His leadership has also been instrumental in reaccrediting the university.

The Texas Tech Board of Regents unanimously named Dr. Duane Nellis to the presidency of the university. He was the sole finalist for the position and was recommended by Chancellor Kent Hance. He has also served as provost at Kansas State University and dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University.

Nellis is a member of the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Commission on Economic & Community Engagement. He also holds a master's degree in geography from Oregon State University.

Dr. Chris Matheny

Dr. Chris Matheny was recently named the new president of Fox Valley Technical College. He joined the college 17 years ago and most recently served as the college's executive vice president for instruction and chief academic officer. During this time, he has gained experience and has taken on increasingly higher levels of responsibility, including that of Tech President. He has extensive knowledge of technical education and has worked with students at the Illinois Institute of Technology and DePaul University.

The Fox Valley Technical College board of trustees has chosen Dr. Chris Matheny as its next president. He will begin in his new role on Aug. 1. He succeeds Dr. Susan May, who will retire at the end of July after 38 years of service to the college and 13 years as president.

Matheny is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. He also earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Organization and Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from DePaul University in Chicago.

The new campus will be located at the Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. It is located at 1825 N Bluemound Dr. The opening ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Dr. Beth Borgen. The two institutions have a partnership that dates back decades.

Dr. John D. Gossett

John D. Gossett has been named as the seventh president of A-B Tech. He has spent more than 30 years working in the community college system in North Carolina. He will take over from Dennis King, who served as president from 2013 to 2016. Gossett was selected from among more than sixty applicants to fill the position. He will take office on July 1. Interim President Joseph Barwick will continue to serve until June 30.

Gossett has an educational background that includes a B.S. in marketing from the University of Tennessee. He also has an M.B.A. from Appalachian State University. His doctoral work focused on the role of community colleges in economic development. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters and one grandson.

TechPresident - The Next US President Must Declare the Internet a Public Good

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The TechPresident series challenges the next US president to take on technology in ways no commander in chief has. In particular, the series challenges the next president to declare the internet a public good. That would be a bold move. Hopefully, the next president will take on the challenge. Until then, the series will continue to provide us with interesting content.


TechPresident is a non-partisan political website that was founded on February 12, 2007. It focuses on how citizen-based digital technologies are used by campaigns and government. It is a sister site of the Personal Democracy Forum, an annual conference and online magazine. Both sites are devoted to tracking the state of democracy.

Micah Sifry, a Tech President contributor, suggested that the increase in Wikipedia activity may be an early indicator of who will become Mitt Romney's running mate. Previous VP contenders have been able to gain a leg up by updating their Wikipedia pages. For instance, Sarah Palin's Wikipedia page was edited 70 times the day before McCain announced her choice, compared to just forty the five days before.

To combat this, Wikipedia has restricted editing capabilities to experienced editors. First-timers are not likely to make valuable edits if they are a first-time contributor. Veteran contributors are often not as savvy as first-timers. They are unlikely to make important changes to Wikipedia. Therefore, a limited number of people can make edits on a single page.

Personal Democracy Forum

Personal Democracy Forum is an annual conference and weblog that tracks how the internet is changing politics. Its founders are Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry. Rasiej has a background in music and education nonprofits, but has also worked in politics and advised a number of politicians. Sifry also worked on the first conference and was then taken on as a partner. The Personal Democracy Forum does not have a partisan agenda, instead it highlights the creative and innovative use of technology to improve the way we live, work and govern.

The Personal Democracy Forum has been around for 8 years. This year's event included the #pdf15 hashtag, #wegov hashtag, and the techpresident hashtag. More than four thousand people participated in the discussion on Twitter. It was the largest online gathering of people on personal democracy, organized by the Personal Democracy Institute.

Tim Pawlenty

A longtime political activist, Tim Pawlenty, has announced that he is running for President in the 2012 election. He has been aiming for the Republican nomination for more than a year. He launched an exploratory committee to raise money for his campaign and is reportedly announcing new hires in early voting states. His announcement on Facebook is also a nod to the growing role of Facebook in society, which has helped pro-democracy movements around the world.

As a former governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty has a long history of public service. His first major political campaign came in 1980 when he interned for U.S. Senator David Durenberger's campaign. Later, he served as his political director during his reelection campaign in 1988. He later served on the Eagan City Council and the Minnesota House of Representatives. From 1999 to 2003, he served as the Republican majority leader. In 1998, he ran for governor of Minnesota, but lost his primary to Norm Coleman, a former Democratic mayor of St. Paul.

Tim Pawlenty was born and raised in Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota and studied law. After graduating, he went on to work as a labor lawyer. He also served as the vice president of a software company. In 1992, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he served the district of Dakota County. In that position, he helped implement legislation reforming the state's education system, codifying the 24-hour abortion waiting period, and a number of other public works projects. He also served as the chair of the National Governors Association from 2007 to 2008.

The Wikimedia Foundation responded to the controversy by putting the Wiki page about Pawlenty on its "Wikipedia." Its official page was locked after Colbert's show, but the page was eventually bumped to a semi-protected level, and after that vandalism was detected, it was upgraded to a protected level. This action means that users must be registered to edit the page.

Tim Pawlenty is a tech-savvy Minnesota governor. He championed healthcare and education reforms for the state, including transparency in pricing and quality. He also led an effort to hold teachers accountable for their performance. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree. While he may not be the next President of the United States, he has been a strong thought leader and a respected policymaker.

During the 2008 presidential election, Tim Pawlenty co-chaired the campaign of Senator John McCain. His name was mentioned in the press as a potential running mate. However, the vice presidential nominee was eventually chosen instead by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. And Pawlenty's presidential bid was ultimately unsuccessful.

The wiki pages of many of the top candidates for the VP position have been locked due to vandalism. This has prompted the administrators of Wikipedia to take steps to prevent inappropriate editing. In the past, Wikipedia pages for candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have undergone lockdowns and have been moved to semi-protected mode.

Tennessee Tech President Dismayed by Drag Queen Video Controversy

A video has surfaced that shows a drag queen performing on stage at a Tennessee Tech facility while young children give her money. The president of the University has spoken out about the incident. He is "disturbed and dismayed," WKRN reported.

Tennessee Tech president 'disturbed and dismayed'

A recent viral video aired on Twitter shows a drag queen performing at a Tennessee Tech facility. Several young people are seen handing her money. The president of the university has responded. He says he's 'disturbed and dismayed' by the controversy.

"This is not the way I conduct business," said Freeman. He's a big donor to Democratic causes. He also supports Republican candidates. "We're glad he's responding to the controversy. I hope he'll cancel any future events."

Oldham was installed as Tech's ninth president on July 1, 2012. During his tenure, the university has undergone a phase of campus construction and revitalization. During that time, it renovated the Jere Whitson Building and started expansion on the Roaden University Center. It also broke ground on a new student fitness center and a laboratory sciences building. Oldham's vision for Tech is to turn the university into an innovative, technologically advanced university.

University in Cookeville 'disturbed and dismayed'

Several alumni and students have expressed outrage about the recent controversy. Some say the president's response was appropriate and others say he was too harsh. Both alumnae are defending their actions, but many others are disappointed.

Bartoo Hall

Bartoo Hall is a public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee. It is the home of the College of Education and the Horace M. Jeffers Teaching Laboratories. Built in 1916, Bartoo Hall was originally a men's dorm. It later became the home of the Biology Department and has undergone major renovations. The interior of the building was renovated in July 2018.

The first president of the university was Thomas Alva Early, and his son Quinton was the second. Other presidents included James M. Smith and Everett Derryberry, who held a master's degree in English from Oxford University. Derryberry's tenure at Tech spanned the early 1970s, a time of booming enrollment and academic success.

The campus of Tennessee Tech is full of history. It was founded on land deeded to the state by Dixie College. It was later remodeled into a college, and two dormitories were built for women and men. The university also built a building for classrooms, a library, and administrative offices. The school survived the Great Depression and received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It also started training teachers for the Cumberland region.

The university's athletic department has added women's soccer as an intercollegiate sport. It also built a women's golf team, and revived its women's track & field team after a 12-year hiatus. The school's student-athletes have earned Academic All-America and Academic All-District status. The athletic department has also compiled a record of 22 Ohio Valley Conference championships.

Stonecipher Lecture Hall

Tennessee Tech's president is upset over the deteriorating conditions in Stonecipher Lecture Hall, which honors Tech alum Harry Stonecipher. He is also disturbed by the lack of funding for a new campus recreation and fitness center. "The lack of funding is a disgrace," President Michael Brown said.

Southwest Hall

A video of a drag queen performing at Tennessee Tech caused a stir on social media. The video was posted by LandonStarbuck and shows young children handing over money to the performer. President Phil Oldham has since responded. In a statement, he says the university is investigating and will review its policies regarding events involving minors. The event has been cancelled.

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