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Interim president selected at TSU

Interim president selected at TSU

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:44 pm

The Messenger 12.22.10

Portia Holmes Shields, former president of Albany (Ga.) State University, will serve as interim president of Tennessee State University in Nashville starting Jan. 2.
The announcement was made by Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan.
TSU’s current president, Melvin Johnson, plans to retire Jan. 1.
Ms. Shields was chosen from a pool of candidates listed with the Registry for College and University Presidents.
Ms. Shields served as chief executive officer and chief academic officer of Concordia College in Selma, Ala., from November 2007 to December 2009.
While there, she improved academic programs and institutional effectiveness, raised campus academic standards and enhanced the college’s financial operations.
She also helped Concordia address accreditation concerns.
Ms. Shields also served as the first female president of Albany State University in Georgia for nine years, from 1996-2005. During her tenure, she was a driving force in rebuilding the institution devastated by major floods in 1994 and 1998.

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