Beloved TJC Chancellor and CEO Announces Retirement – will leave legacy of educational leadership and community partnerships
Dr. Mike Metke
TJC Chancellor Dr. Mike Metke announced Thursday at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting that he plans to retire in early summer, 2019.
Metke is the sixth President/Chancellor to lead TJC in its 92 plus year history and is in his 12thyear at the helm. His retirement, effective June 30, 2019, will conclude a career of more than 44 years in education.
In a letter sent to all TJC employees, Metke noted that the time is right for transition.
“A plaque on my wall from our friends says: ‘To every thing there is a season… A time to be lost and a time to be found.’ ‘Fathers’ Day 1987.’ The second half of my life has been meaningful and joyful, with Tyler being the very best. I only wish we had arrived sooner! Time is such a thief, but we are in Tyler to stay!
For more than 90 years, Tyler Junior College has helped students find fulfilling careers
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TJC has an outstanding record of academic quality offering more than 130 degree and certificate programs and extensive training and technical programs.
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