New Tusculum president takes helm

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 19, 2020 at 2:29 PM

GREENEVILLE — Dr. Scott Hummel is hitting the ground running as he begins his presidency at Tusculum University, and one of his immediate priorities will be meeting with members of the community.

When the clock struck midnight Monday, Feb. 17, Hummel assumed the presidency of Tennessee’s first higher education institution. He succeeded Dr. Greg Nelson, who had served as acting president since August.

“Tusculum has served our region and the higher education community with distinction for 225 years, and I am honored to be president of this exceptional institution,” Hummel said.

Hummel will hold a meet-and-greet on the Greeneville campus Wednesday with faith leaders from East Tennessee to share Tusculum’s commitment to providing a comprehensive education in a Judeo-Christian environment.

Hummel will then attend the Theologian-In-Residence series presentation in the Chalmers Conference Center. Theologian-In-Residence, now in its 29th year, invites the public to Tusculum for insightful lectures and discussions.

From noon to 1 p.m. on March 2, Tusculum will host a meet-and-greet for community members throughout the region. That event will be held at Brotherton Boardroom on the third floor of the Meen Center on the Greeneville campus. 

Hummel will also attend multiple Chamber of Commerce functions in East Tennessee early in his presidency so he can meet as many people as possible.

For more information, visit www.tusculum.edu

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