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.
At each meeting, the business meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by a board workshop. Unless noted otherwise, all District Board of Trustees meetings which take place on Tallahassee Community College's main campus are held in the Herb F. Morgan Room, located on the second floor of the Hinson Administration Building (directions).
- August 19, 2019 - Tallahassee Community College
- September 16, 2019 - Tallahassee Community College
- October 21, 2019 - Tallahassee Community College
- November 18, 2019 - Center for Innovation (directions)
- December, 2019 - No Meeting
- January 21, 2020 - Tallahassee Community College
- February 17, 2020 - Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education (directions)
- March 23, 2020 - Florida Public Safety Institute (directions)
- April 20, 2020 - Wakulla Environmental Institute (directions)
- May 18, 2020 - Tallahassee Community College
- June 15, 2020 - Tallahassee Community College
- July, 2020 - No Meeting
The District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College will also convene Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. for a strategic planning meeting in the TCC Center for Innovation, 300 W Pensacola St., Tallahassee FL.
Eugene Lamb, Jr., Chair
Trustee Lamb was re-appointed to the board in April 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis for the remaining three years of his term. Lamb was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and reappointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2012. He served as board chair in 2010-11 and again in 2013-14. Lamb was a teacher in the Leon County school district for 30 years. Also active in neighboring Gadsden County, he served on the Gadsden County Commission for eight years, chairing the Commission from 2008 to 2010. In 2015, Lamb was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding to investigate the role of taxpayer funding for hospitals, insurers and healthcare providers. He was appointed in 2014, and reappointed earlier this year, to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors of the Florida High School Athletic Association, which includes nearly 800 member high schools and middle schools across the state. Lamb represents Gadsden County.
Frank Messersmith, Vice Chair
Trustee Messersmith was appointed to the board by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999. He was reappointed to the board 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.
Karen B. Moore
Trustee Moore was re-appointed to the board in July 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis for a four-year term. Moore was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and reappointed in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Moore, Inc., a national integrated communications firm. Moore served as board chair in 2009-10. She previously served as president of the TCC Foundation Board and chaired both of the College's capital campaigns, which secured over $23 million to support student scholarships and facilities upgrades. Moore is currently vice chair of the Florida College System Foundation, which provides scholarships for students attending Florida's 28 community and state colleges. Last year, she served as chair of the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Commission and was recognized as Trustee of the Year by the Commission. TCC’s Richard W. & Karen B. Moore Veterans Success Center was named in honor of Moore and her husband, who are also founders of the Moore Veterans Leadership Academy, which helps veterans succeed in college and in the workforce. Moore represents Leon County.
Donna G. Callaway
Trustee 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. More recently, Callaway served as board chair in 2015-16. She was the principal of Tallahassee’s Raa Middle School from 2008 to 2013, as well as from 1994 to 2004. An educator since 1961, Callaway has also served as a classroom teacher, media specialist and assistant principal. Before returning to Raa in 2008, she served four years on the Florida State Board of Education. Callaway represents Leon County.
Trustee Kilpatrick was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is currently the chief information officer for the City of Tallahassee and a major in the Florida Air National Guard, deputy commander the 101st Air Communication Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base. He also serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Marks. Kilpatrick represents Wakulla County.
Trustee 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 is past president of the Trust Division of the Florida Bankers Association and the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council. He has also served on the boards of Elder Care Services and the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. Pople represents Gadsden County.
Trustee Grant was re-appointed to the board in July 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis for a four-year term. Grant was originally appointed to the board in July 2018 by Governor Rick Scott. Grant is president of Municipal Code Corporation. He joined Municode in 2007 after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate and becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Grant served as a tank platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps. He attended both the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Grant serves on a number of boards, including the Community Foundation of North Florida and the United Way of the Big Bend. Grant represents Leon County.