Tusculum College Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Kenneth A. Bowman announced today Dr. Nancy B. Moody will officially begin her presidency on April 27, 2009. She will be the 27th president of the College, and the first female in the position.
“The opportunity presented itself for Dr. Moody to begin at Tusculum College earlier than expected, and we are very fortunate that she will be on campus this spring and that Interim President Dr. Russell Nichols will stay on campus to facilitate a smooth transition,” said Bowman.
With the many activities that occur on campus in the spring, Bowman said the Board felt very fortunate that Dr. Moody would be able to begin her duties, get to know the campus and participate in spring functions.
“I am very excited and exceptionally pleased by how well this is working out. Tusculum College will benefit greatly by having both of these exceptional leaders working together through this final phase of the College’s presidential transition, said Bowman.
In addition, Dr. Nichols will continue through the end of May to preserve continuity and to assist Dr. Moody’s transition into her new role. Dr. Nichols has served the college as interim president since August 2007.
Dr. Moody was formerly President at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., where she had served since 2002. She was selected as the new president of Tusculum College by the Board of Trustees in February.
She has associate and baccalaureate degrees in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, a master’s of science in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a doctorate of science in nursing from the University of Alabama’s School of Nursing at Birmingham. Her professional career in higher education began at LMU as an instructor of nursing.
She subsequently served in several roles at LMU, culminating in her appointment as the dean of LMU’s School of Professional Studies before joining the faculty at East Tennessee State University where she was tenured and served as department chair. She would go on to become an associate professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, while also serving as the executive director of the Tennessee Center of Nursing.