“Dr. Whaley’s proven dedication to student success, his overwhelming faculty support and his earned respect of the surrounding community make him the right choice to lead Roane State into the next important phase of its future,” said Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan.

Roane_State_Logo_HR_SmallTennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend to the Board that Chris Whaley be appointed the next president to lead Roane State Community College.

Whaley, who currently serves as vice president of student learning and chief academic officer at Roane State, was selected after a nationwide search.

If approved, Whaley will replace Gary Goff, who will retire from Roane State on October 31 after leading the campus for seven years.

Whaley is a graduate of Roane State. After three years in private practice as an attorney, he returned to the college in 1997 as program director of the A.A.S. Paralegal Studies program, a position he held through 2002. Since then he has served in positions of successively greater administrative responsibility at the college. He was named dean of social science, business and education in 2002, and in 2010 was promoted to vice president of student learning/chief academic officer. Whaley has also taught as an assistant professor, associate professor and full professor of Legal Studies at the Harriman campus, and he continues to teach. A link to his full resume is available at http://www.tbr.edu/offices/chancellor.aspx?id=8182.

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Source: Tennessee Board of Regents
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