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TSTC Chancellor Announces New Leadership for Fort Bend County

By Floyd Miller



— Chancellor Mike Reeser announces the appointment of Randy Wooten to serve as TSTC’s East Texas regional executive in the Fort Bend County area. Effective Sept. 2, Randy Wooten, president of TSTC Marshall will also serve TSTC as vice chancellor of strategic initiatives. Randall Wooten, TSTC President and Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives servingas the East Texas regional executive in the Fort Bend County areaWooten will be responsible for the oversight and expansion of TSTC’s operations in Fort Bend County while remaining president of TSTC Marshall. However, responsibility for the day-to-day activities at the TSTC Marshall campus will go to Barton Day, who will serve as provost and the college’s executive academic officer. Wooten has served as president of TSTC Marshall since his appointment in May 2006. Prior to his appointment, Wooten served as vice president for student learning at TSTC Marshall. He came to TSTC after serving as the technical services manager for the Brazos River Authority in Waco, and the assistant superintendent and vice president of administrative services for the Long Beach Community College District in Long Beach, CA. “Mr. Wooten’s experience and keen strategic execution makes him the ideal leader who can help us maximize our workforce and economic development efforts through our growing strategic initiatives, particularly our developing partnership with the communities of Fort Bend County,” said Chancellor Mike Reeser. “In essence, Randy’s job is to turn strategies into realities.” Wooten also served more than 20 years in higher education with assignments ranging from classroom instructor to vice chancellor, with the majority of these assignments in the Air Force while stationed at Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. Wooten served 29 years in the US Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 1997, after serving as director of Air University for plans and operations. During his Air Force career, Wooten saw combat as a forward air controller and B-52 pilot in Vietnam, as well as in Desert Storm, accumulating more than 300 combat missions. Wooten holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M, Commerce; a Master of Science degree from Troy State University; and Master of Science degrees from the Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s, John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Day, who has a 30 year career history in the Unites States Air Force where he attained the rank Chief Master Sergeant, the top enlisted grade, joined TSTC in April 2012. He has served as the director of strategic initiatives and led the college’s education and training as vice president of student learning since January 2013. “Mr. Day’s leadership experience and broad background, will serve him well as the provost and executive academic officer of TSTC Marshall,” said Randy Wooten. “As for me, I am looking forward to calling Fort Bend County home, and to seeing TSTC partner with the community leaders to make our shared visions become a reality.” ### About TSTC Texas State Technical College serves the state of Texas through eleven campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Harlingen, Hutto, Ingleside, Marshall, Red Oak, Richmond, Sweetwater and Waco. TSTC is the only college in America to adopt a funding model based entirely on student employment outcomes – aligning with its purpose of strengthening Texas with a highly skilled, technically competent workforce. The college will celebrate 50 years of service to the state of Texas in 2015.

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