BATON ROUGE, LA - Yesterday, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Jim Carlson as Acting/Interim Chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC), effective May 10, 2023. The announcement occurred during the Board of Supervisors meeting in Baton Rouge. This appointment will provide the college with the immediate leadership stability needed at this time. This comes after the recent appointment of Dr. William Wainright as President of Southeastern Louisiana University.
"As a Board, we are pleased Dr. Carlson has agreed to lead Northshore Technical Community College during this transition," said LCTCS Board Chair Willie Mount. "Dr. Carlson is an experienced leader and is very knowledgeable of the local and business community on the Northshore. We believe he is the best fit to continue moving the college forward."
Dr. Carlson has served as Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs of NTCC since 2018 and first joined the LCTCS in 2005. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in Speech Communication and Rhetoric and his doctorate degree from Northeastern University in Higher Education Administration.
During the meeting, the LCTCS Board expressed their deep appreciation for Dr. Wainwright's 12 years of service as Chancellor of NTCC. Under his leadership, NTCC and LCTCS expanded opportunities for students through college and career readiness platforms, such as student access through comprehensive transfer partnerships like the “Connect to Success” program, which serves as a unique student-centered educational pathway for those seeking admissions to Southeastern Louisiana University, and his essential leadership in building a foundation for future success which resulted in four brand new facilities with an investment of over $25 million to ensure strategic infrastructure supporting the 21st-century learning experience.
About the Louisiana Community and Technical College System
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) provides strategic management and support for Louisiana's 12 community and technical colleges. LCTCS colleges award associates degrees, technical diplomas, and industry-based certificates in programs aligned with business and industry and local economies, which lead students to good in-demand, high-wage jobs.