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.
Ms. Donna G. Callaway, 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. Randolph Pople, Vice-Chair
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
Mr. Jonathan Kilpatrick
Mr. Kilpatrick was appointed
to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is the chief information officer for the City of Tallahassee 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.
Mr. Frank Messersmith
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.
||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. Moore represents Leon 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