Tougaloo College Announces Its 14th President

The Board of Trustees of Tougaloo College is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Carmen J. Walters as the 14th President of this historic institution. As the college celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary and embraces what lies ahead in the new era of higher education, Dr. Walters brings a depth of executive-level leadership and knowledge in such vital areas as strategic planning in enrollment, facilities management, grant and budget management, workforce development, community and diversity relations and athletics management.

Search Update: Finalist Candidates

As you know from previous reports of the presidential search committee, the final phase of our
search includes an invitation for our finalist candidates to visit the campus. We are pleased to
announce that we have invited the following two finalists (see attached biographical summaries)
to visit the campus:
Melva Williams, PhD – Monday, February 11, 2019
Carmen Walters, PhD – Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Search Update: Semi-finalists Selected


DATE:           Wednesday, January 16, 2019

TO:               Members of the Tougaloo College Campus Community

FROM:          Mr. Edmond Hughes, Chair
                     Presidential Search Committee

SUBJECT:      Presidential Search Update

The search for the President of Tougaloo College is progressing on schedule.

Search for Next Tougaloo College President Progressing On Schedule

The search for the next President of Tougaloo College is progressing on schedule. The search committee met most recently on December 3, and selected a short list of candidates whose background and experience seem especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications established for the search. At this time, committee members are interviewing references for these candidates.
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