Located just miles from the state capitol, Tallahassee Community College (TCC) was founded in 1966. In addition to its main campus in Tallahassee, TCC has service centers in Gadsen and Wakulla counties as well as in downtown Tallahassee. TCC is led by Dr. Jim Murdaugh, who became the institution’s sixth president in October 2010. He works in partnership with TCC’s 581 faculty members and 887 staff members to serve nearly 19,000 students.
Upon learning of TCC’s selection into the inaugural class of Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges, Murdaugh shares, “TCC is a promising place to work because all of us share a passion for providing hope and life changing opportunities to the incredible diversity of students from around the world who choose to come here.”
As chief executive officer of TCC, Murdaugh is guided by nine strategic priorities, at least three of which speak to their selection as a promising place to work: student access, student success and talent. With a strategic emphasis on student access, TCC seeks to provide access that allows students the opportunity to “define and reach their educational and career goals.”
One such initiative in response to this goal is the Black Male Achievers program that focuses on the “importance of the successful completion of their post-secondary education through the practices of academic, social and occupational excellence.”
Further, as a guiding frame for talent, TCC seeks to “hire, develop and retain the best talent for the present and future needs and diversity of the college.” President Murdaugh is proud that one-third of the faculty members identify as ethnic minorities, quickly approaching the college’s student demographics.