Fla. (January 30, 2014) – Tallahassee Community College and its president Jim
Murdaugh are finalists for a national Award of Excellence to be presented by
the American Association of Community Colleges.
is one of four finalists in the Emerging Leadership category, recognizing his
efforts to encourage and develop new and emerging leaders at the College. The
winners in all six categories will be announced on April 7, 2014, at the AACC
National Convention held in Washington, DC.
According to the AACC, the awards
program is tied to the recommendations of the 21st-Century Commission on the
Future of Community Colleges, a blue-ribbon group of education experts. The
award finalists “have put those recommendations into action and have made
differences in the lives of the students on campus and the members of their
community,” said a news release from the AACC.
Leadership development has flourished
at TCC since Murdaugh became president in November 2010. At the time of his
appointment, the core leadership development program for faculty and staff,
Leadership TCC, had been dormant for five years. Murdaugh revived it in 2011
and then expanded it by adding Advanced Leadership TCC in 2012.
“From the first, Jim made it clear
that he believed the College would thrive if he created an environment in which
faculty and staff feel empowered to apply their talents, implement creative
solutions to problems, and contribute their own vision to the overall mission
of the College,” said Eugene Lamb, chair of the TCC District Board of Trustees,
in his letter nominating Murdaugh for the award.
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