Nov. 11, 2021

346: Merger for the Future - with Dr. Mark La Branche, Chancellor at The University of Tennessee Southern


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In this episode, President Series #117, YOUR guest is Dr. Mark La Branche, Chancellor at The University of Tennessee Southern, YOUR special guest co-host is Scott Marshall, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is MDT Marketing!

Martin Methodist College becomes the University of Tennessee Southern!  In this episode Mark details the process of being merged into the University of Tennessee System.  From Board considerations to staff & student impact, Mark discusses how this move will impact the region in a positive way!  A very unique episode with incredible detail of the process & considerations explored during the process!

In 2021 Dr. la Branche was named the very first chancellor of the University of Tennessee Southern. During his eight-year tenure at Louisburg College, La Branche oversaw the United Methodist-affiliated school’s 22 percent increase in enrollment, a 58 percent increase in graduates, & a five-year, $18 million fundraising campaign that exceeded its goals by 20 percent. La Branche previously served as senior vice president of external affairs at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. 

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