TCC Announces Administrative Advancements

Tulsa Community College has announced two strategic administrative position advancements. Lindsay White has been named as senior strategy advisor to President and Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D., and Peter “Pete” Selden has been named the new vice president of workforce development.

 In her new role, White will support Goodson, in overseeing and managing initiatives related to student success through the Pathways Project and the Strategic Plan. The prioritized projects involve ongoing complex work and require constant coordination. White will facilitate communication and decision-making among leadership at various levels which is critical as the college transforms itself from access-focused to access-and-completion-focused for all students. In addition, White will work closely with the Board of Regents.

White previously served as director of project management in Academic Affairs at where she worked closely with the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer. She directly led multiple projects, helped identify and troubleshoot issues with other high priority initiatives, consulted and trained various college leaders on project and change management, and managed Academic Affairs communication. Prior to that role, she served as director of diversity outreach programs and director of student and community engagement. This included oversight of  all aspects of ’s Education Outreach Center, including classes (, , credit), schedules, facilities, program evaluation, scholarship and grant administration, and budgets as well as administrative leadership in academic service-learning and the America Reads American Counts tutor program.

In addition to working at , she has worked at OU-Tulsa, spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in South America, taught English in Asia, as well as conducted other contract work around the globe.

White is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Oklahoma in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an organizational change research focus. She is a Prosci Certified Change Management Train-the-Trainer. She earned a master’s in Psychology, Organizational Dynamics from OU, with a concentration in project management, and a bachelor’s in business administration from Oklahoma State University.

Selden has been named the new vice president of workforce development at Tulsa Community College. The Board of Regents approved his appointment at the April meeting and Selden started his position on May 14.

As vice president of workforce development at , Selden works across the college’s 38 workforce degree programs and 37 certificate programs that prepare students to go directly into the workplace. He also assesses workforce needs in the Tulsa area and collaborates with employers and workforce agencies to establish training programs to prepare students for employment. Selden provides leadership to ’s 29 community advisory committees that help guide and review the college’s workforce development programs.

Selden most recently worked at Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, Arkansas where he served as associate vice chancellor for workforce programs. He oversaw faculty and staff across all Technical Center program areas including welding, process technology, diesel technology, mechatronics, machining, hospitality management, information systems technology, medical professions, aviation maintenance, career services, and business and industry services. He worked with the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW) and the Arkansas Delta Training & Education Consortium (ADTEC) on training and course development and student placement initiatives. He also helped secure and manage federal and state workforce grants.

Selden is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He earned an M.B.A from Arkansas State University, and two bachelor’s degrees (psychology, communication) from the University of Buffalo. 

Updated 07-23-2018

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