Ivan Harrell | Tacoma Community College
Ivan L. Harrell II., Ph.D., serves as the President of Tacoma Community College (TCC) in Washington state. Having a passion for community college education, Dr. Harrell strives every day to lead a group of professionals in providing the best environment, programs and services students need to complete their academic and career goals.
Prior to TCC, Dr. Harrell most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Before Georgia Piedmont, he served as the Vice President of Success at Lone Star College, Dean of Student Services at Anne Arundel Community College, Coordinator for Student Affairs at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Assistant to the Vice President at Tallahassee Community College.
Dr. Harrell has written or co-written a number of scholarly articles and book chapters. He has also served as a presenter at numerous local, regional and national conferences and seminars. He is most proud of his work around improving the success of students of color, particularly Black men, first-generation college students, as well as students who come from traditionally marginalized backgrounds.
Dr. Harrell completed his doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) at Florida State University, where he defended his award-winning dissertation, titled, “Using Student Characteristics to Predict the Persistence of Community College Students Enrolled in Online Courses.” He holds a master’s degree (M.Ed.) from Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from Wittenberg University.
A native of Oberlin, Ohio, Dr. Harrell was a first-generation student who began his career in community colleges at Tallahassee Community College. Inspired by the diverse, intelligent and hard-working students he met at Tallahassee, Dr. Harrell decided to dedicate his career to advance the community college mission. His goal, as a higher education leader, is to support as many community college students possible to achieve their academic and career goals.
Registration & Event Information:
|Location||La Quinta Inn & Suites||Zoom|
|1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421||Link sent prior to meeting|
|Schedule||11:15 am Registration & networking|
|11:30 am Lunch served||12:00 pm Event|
|12:00 pm Event|
|Cost||$25 prepaid||$10 prepaid|
|3 days prior to the event|
|Drawing is an additional $5 for 6 tickets|
|Additional $10 for walk-in members, member sales on day of event, and non-members|
|Registration||Register online, by email, or fill out the registration form|
The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.