District Board of Trustees
The District Board of Trustees is the policy-making body for Tallahassee Community College. Trustees are appointed by the Governor and are confirmed by the Florida Senate.
Mr. Frank Messersmith, Chair – Mr. Messersmith was appointed to the board by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999; he was reappointed by Governor
Charlie Crist in 2007 and Governor Rick Scott in 2012. A former
legislator and member of the Florida Public Service Commission,
Messersmith is currently a consultant specializing in legislative and
regulatory matters. Messersmith represents Wakulla County.
Ms. Donna G. Callaway, Vice-chair – Ms. Callaway, appointed by Governor Rick Scott in February 2012, returned to the board after having previously served from 1999 to 2004. She was first appointed in 1999 and reappointed in 2002, both times by Governor Jeb Bush. Her prior service included a term as board chair in 2003-04. Callaway was the principal of Tallahassee’s Raa Middle School from 2008 to 2013, as well as from 1994 to 2004. An educator since 1961, she has also served as a classroom teacher, media specialist and assistant principal. Before returning to Raa in 2008, she served four years (2004-08) on the Florida State Board of Education. Callaway represents Leon County.
Mr. Jonathan Kilpatrick – Mr. Kilpatrick was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is a technology manager for the City of Tallahassee Underground Utilities and a commissioned officer in the Florida Air National Guard, serving as a captain for cyber systems. Kilpatrick represents Wakulla County.
Mr. Eugene Lamb, Jr. – Mr. Lamb was appointed to the
board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and re-appointed by Governor
Rick Scott in 2012. He was a teacher in the Leon County school district
for 30 years. Also active in neighboring Gadsden County, Lamb served on
the Gadsden County Commission for eight years, chairing the Commission
from 2008 to 2010. Lamb represents Gadsden County.
Ms. Karen B. Moore – Ms. Moore was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and re-appointed in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. She is the president of Moore Communications, a public relations and advertising firm. Moore previously served as president of the TCC Foundation Board, chairing the College's first capital campaign, which secured $10 million. She is also chair of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County. Moore represents Leon County.
Mr. Randolph Pople – Mr. Pople was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is the chief operating officer of Pople Financial Consulting and was the president of Capital City Trust Company for more than 20 years. Pople previously served as president of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council and of the trust division for the Florida Bankers Association. Pople represents Gadsden County.
Mr. Kevin Vaughn — Mr. Vaughn was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is the president of Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, with offices in Tallahassee and Crawfordville. Vaughn is president of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and previously served as chair of the Wakulla Economic Development Council. He has also served on the boards of the TCC Foundation and the Independent Insurance Agents of Tallahassee. Vaughn represents Leon County.