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Cleveland State is making history with the hiring of its seventh President, Dr. Ty Stone, the first female president of the college. She is also the first African-American president for the college. With almost three weeks as the leader of Cleveland State under her belt, President Stone has had to hit the ground running. During a recent town hall meeting to the college, Stone delivered a presentation titled “The College, the Community and the Culture: The Making of a Cleveland State Community College Cougar” where she shared a glimpse into her background, her leadership values, as well as transition priorities for the first semester.
After a national search and campus forums for four finalists, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings recommended Stone for appointment as the next president of Cleveland State to the Tennessee Board of Regents at a special called meeting on May 25.
Stone is the former president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., and was one of four finalists for the Cleveland State presidency selected by an 18-member search committee composed of board members and representatives of the campus community. Stone succeeded Dr. Bill Seymour, who retired this summer after leading Cleveland State for 8½ years and more than 43 years in higher education administration.
An escalator incident at the Tennessee Aquarium on Monday caused minor injuries for seven kids.
It happened around 1:45pm and involved kids who are participating in a summer camp.
Tennessee Aquarium spokesperson Thom Benson says when two of the aquarium‘s EMTs arrived at the top of the escalator, seven children were on the floor and five of them were treated by our officers -on scene- for minor abrasions, muscle aches, and anxiety.
Benson says one child described neck pain and dizziness and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
Benson says one additional child described leg pains and was taken by the parent to a local hospital as a precaution.
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The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis announced a resolution to adopt 2018 building codes, and authorized the inspections department to start advertising them. An update was given on EMS, there is still one ambulance to arrive this year, which will be a larger ambulance. It is built with the exception of one part, which is hoped to arrive in September.