Regents name Andrew White of Nashville’s Belmont University as Cleveland State president

Staff Photo / An entrance sign at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn., is photographed in June 2014. Andrew White was named the college's next president Wednesday.
Staff Photo / An entrance sign at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn., is photographed in June 2014. Andrew White was named the college's next president Wednesday.

The Tennessee Board of Regents named Andrew White as Cleveland State Community College's new president Wednesday.

White, now the senior director of the Fast Forward program at Belmont University in Nashville, will succeed interim President Ray Brooks, who has served as president since Ty Stone tendered her resignation effective July 1.

"I appreciate this opportunity," White told regents after their unanimous vote. "I'm looking forward to getting down to Cleveland and rolling up my sleeves and getting to work to serve the students and the faculty and staff and communities down there."

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White was selected from three finalists to serve as the CEO of the college. Cleveland State primarily serves Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties in Southeast Tennessee.

White previously served as the dean of the business and technology division at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. He has a doctorate of education in education leadership from at the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in public administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Tennessee.

— Compiled by Shannon Coan

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