Volunteer State Community College President Jerry Faulkner has announced his retirement after more than nine years.
Faulkner negotiated a plan that made Vol State the community college operating a campus in Cookeville. Eventually addied more than 900 students to the college each semester.
Faulkner also added the RN Nursing associate of applied science degree program. Where classes are taught in specialized labs in Livingston.
During Faulkner’s time as president he saw the addition of the new Wallace South Health Sciences Building in 2014. He was also instrumental in the design and construction of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black Humanities Building in 2016.
Faulkner’s retirement date is set for August 31. He is the third presidents to serve Vol State in its 50 year history.