MC's Ingle graduates from TICUA’s Executive Leadership Institute

MC's Ingle graduates from TICUA’s Executive Leadership Institute

June 11, 2019

Jeff Ingle, vice president for finance and administration at Maryville College, is one of 20 senior officials from private and independent colleges across the state who graduated in June from the third cohort of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association’s (TICUA) Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), an innovative leadership development program to prepare university leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to build healthy campuses and serve students.

“Tennessee’s colleges and universities are some of our most important resources for the continuing success of our economy and citizenry, and those stepping into executive roles must be prepared to lead,” said Claude Pressnell, president of TICUA. “With several colleges and universities experiencing leadership transitions in the last few years, it is more important than ever to invest in these leaders and help ensure they continue to thrive and serve our students and state well.”

The nine-month program is designed to strengthen campus leadership teams and prepare the next generation of leaders for college or university executive roles. ELI participants, known as Pressnell Fellows, are selected by their institution’s president to participate.

The 2019 Class of Pressnell Fellows marks the third class graduating from ELI, and in just three years of cohorts, ELI graduates have gone on to serve in leadership positions at Tennessee higher education institutions, including the presidency of Johnson University and interim presidencies at Martin Methodist University and Carson-Newman University.

During the course of the year-long program, the ELI Pressnell Fellows gain training and insight on key issues related to leading a higher education institution today including, institutional governance, educational policy and politics, strategic planning, friend- and fund-raising, public relations, internal and external communications, enrollment management, academics and faculty relations, and financial management.

In each of these areas, Fellows have the opportunity to learn from content experts and sitting TICUA member presidents and to explore solutions to campus-specific questions, problems, issues, or challenges utilizing data-driven decision-making. 

"The TICUA Executive Leadership Institute not only provided a wealth of opportunities for learning about best practices in higher education throughout the state of Tennessee, it also gave me the opportunity to meet and network with leaders from a variety of colleges and universities," Ingle said. "I’m grateful to TICUA and to Dr. Bogart for the opportunity to be a part of the Class of 2019 Pressnell Fellows."

2019 Pressnell Fellows:

  • Dr. William C. Smart Associate Provost, Aquinas College
  • Dr. Phillip E. Johnston Associate Provost, Belmont University
  • Mr. Seth Martin Executive Assistant, Finance & Special Projects, Bethel University
  • Dr. Douglas Mann Provost, Bryan College
  • Dr. LeAnn S. Davis Dean, College of Arts & Letters, Freed-Hardeman University
  • Ms. Cindy Barnard Vice President, Finance, Johnson University
  • Dr. Deborah J. Rogers Director, Student Success Initiatives, Lane College
  • Mr. Phil Cook Vice President, Enrollment, Lee University
  • Mr. Donnie Lipscomb Director, Advancement Lincoln Memorial University
  • Dr. Kristine LaLonde Associate Dean, College of Leadership & Public Service, Lipscomb University
  • Mr. Robby Shelton Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Martin Methodist University
  • Mr. Jeffery S. Ingle Vice President, Finance & Administration Maryville College
  • Dr. Rusty Gentry Program Manager, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Ms. Jacqui Steadman Vice President, Finance Milligan College
  • Mr. Eric E. Hartman Vice President, Risk Management & Institutional Effectiveness Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Ms. Melinda Wolf Miller Executive Director, Admissions Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Ms. Jill Salyers Vice President, Institutional Advancement Tusculum University
  • Mr. Dan Griffin Vice President, Enrollment Union University
  • Ms. Laura Nairon Associate Vice President, Business Services Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Kevin L. Hester Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness Dean, School of Theology Welch College 

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.