Dr. Jim Murdaugh
President of Tallahassee Community College
Dr. Jim Murdaugh was named the sixth president of
Tallahassee Community College on October 18, 2010.
His personal vision is to make Tallahassee
Community College the college of choice for students, the employer of choice
for faculty and staff, and the partner of choice in the community.
In 2014, Dr. Murdaugh was one of four finalists
for the American Association of Community Colleges’ national Award of
Excellence in Emerging Leadership, recognizing his efforts to encourage and
develop new and emerging leaders at TCC.
He is quite active in the community, serving on a
number of boards as the board Chair of the Leon County Economic Development
Council, executive committee and board member on the Greater Tallahassee/Leon
County Chamber of Commerce, Governor on the board of the Leon County Research
and Development Authority, board member on the United Way of the Big Bend,
member on the region’s CareerSource Board formerly known as Workforce Plus!,
board member on the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, and honorary board
member of the Stubbs Educational Foundation.
At the state level, Jim was elected to the board
of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities (FACU) and asked to
chair the FACU Legislative Agenda Committee for 2012-2013. He is a member of
the Economic Club of Florida and serves as a board member of the Florida
Chamber Foundation. In 2012, Florida Trend listed Jim among Florida’s
Newsmakers of the Year and in 2013 he received the Pillar of Excellence Award
from the MLK Foundation of Florida, Inc.
He has been recognized for his leadership by a
number of organizations, being selected in 2005 by the North Florida Chapter of
the American Society of Public Administration for its distinguished leadership
award, 2012 Leader of the Year by Leadership Tallahassee, and having been
inducted into the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal
Justice Hall of Fame in 2011.
Jim Murdaugh holds bachelors and masters degrees
in criminology and a doctorate in public administration from Florida State
University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida Executive Class VII and
the prestigious Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.