TMC News Release
Board of Trustees
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Monday, July 16, 2007
Resignation of Dr. Jerry W. Pounds Sr.
The Board of Trustees of Truett-McConnell College has announced the resignation of Dr. Jerry W. Pounds, Sr., as president of the college. The resignation was announced by Barry Thompson, chairman of the college’s trustees. Truett-McConnell College is a four-year college affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and located in Cleveland, GA.
The resignation was effective July 15 at the end of a five-year term of service as the college’s seventh president. In announcing the resignation, Mr. Thompson said: “The Board of Trustees is grateful for the efforts and achievements of Dr. Pounds during his tenure, and we thank him for his service.” During the tenure of Dr. Pounds, the college made the transition from a two-year college to a four-year institution granting bachelor’s degrees.
According to Thompson, Dr. Mike Simoneaux, Vice President for Academic Services, will assume the duties of the office of president until the Board of Trustees meets on August 3. At that time, it is expected that the Board will name an interim president and begin the formation of a presidential search committee.
Dr. Pounds commented: “My family and I have been very blessed to serve Georgia Baptists in my role as president of Truett-McConnell College for the past five years. Knowing that God is in control, I encourage you to work with your new leadership and recommit yourselves to joining with the Lord in building His kingdom for the future. Proverbs 16:3 reminds us: ‘Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.’ I look forward to hearing the many ways God will continue to bless the college in the future. You will remain forever in my heart and prayers.”
“The Board of Trustees has great confidence in the faculty, administrators and staff of the College,” said Chairman Thompson. “We are excited to welcome the return of students and the coming of new students to the college for the fall semester, which will begin on August 21. Enrollment is anticipated to be strong for the coming academic year, as the college enrolls students in ten bachelor’s degree programs in addition to its associate’s degree programs.”