Knoxville College Announces New Interim President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KNOXVILLE, TN – Knoxville College today announced that Dr. Keith Lindsey, Interim President, has stepped down from his position at the college effective December 31, 2020. The Knoxville College Board of Trustees met on January 4, 2021 and elected Leonard Adams to serve as Interim President effective immediately.
Dr. Lindsey provided leadership for Knoxville College for more than 3 ½ years. He has led numerous strategic initiatives on behalf of Knoxville College including campus renovations, state authorization by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, implementation of the online learning management system for classes, new academic concentrations, and development of an accreditation plan. Knoxville College would like to thank Dr. Lindsey for his service to Knoxville College.
Leonard L. Adams, Jr. CEO is the Founder of Quest Community Development Organization, Inc.; a Georgia-based non-profit organization. As an entrepreneur of over 25 years, Mr. Adams has multiple years of experience in developing affordable-supportive housing communities. He is a dynamic, results oriented leader with a strong record of accomplishment utilizing his leadership, fiscal, strategic and operational strengths as he navigates the non-profit development superhighway in such uniquely challenging communities.
A war veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Adams is committed to supporting urban community development and serves as a catalyst for change through his work serving homeless and low-income special needs men, women, families and veterans.
Mr. Adams served as an officer on the Knoxville College Board of Trustees as well as the Co-Chair for the national non-profit, Back on My Feet Atlanta Chapter.
Mr. Adams gained his MBA from Kennesaw State University and completed his undergraduate studies at Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN.
The college also announced that Dr. Dasha Lundy has been elected as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Dr. Dasha Lundy is a native of Knoxville, TN, having grown up in the community she currently serves. Dr. Lundy received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Masters of Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Dr. Lundy is past president of the Burlington Residents Association.
Dr. Lundy serves on the Knox County Commission, City of Knoxville Historic Zoning Board, East Tennessee Community Design Center Board, and East Knoxville Business and Professional Association Board. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Lundy served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Knoxville College.
Dr. Ebony Bowers will continue her role as Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
ABOUT KNOXVILLE COLLEGE
Knoxville College is a private, church-related, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution. The College is open to students of diverse backgrounds and cultures who seek a quality liberal arts education. The College provides a challenging and stimulating educational experience for students of demonstrated academic ability and for students of potential who have been afforded little advantage within society. The College provides various public services for the improvement of the community and promotes concerned citizenship among its constituents. Knoxville College provides its students, regardless of their backgrounds, a distinctive opportunity for educational achievement. The College maintains a program combining preparation for professional careers with a broad education in the arts and sciences.
Additional information can be found on the college’s website at www.knoxvillecollege.edu.
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