The Tennessee Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Carol Puryear as president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, where she has served as interim president since May 2019.
She previously led the college as its director from 2007 to 2012, when she left to join the Tennessee Board of Regents system staff. Since 2017, she has been the vice chancellor of economic and community development.
Chancellor Flora W. Tydings and Puryear announced that TBR’s Office of Economic and Community Development is transitioning into the Center for Workforce Development, based at TCAT Murfreesboro under Puryear’s direction but serving the entire College System of Tennessee.
“Our goal remains to assist in making the greatest workforce possible,” Puryear said. “The need for quality workforce training is greater than it’s ever been and our campuses play a vital role as we meet Tennessee’s needs.”
TCAT Murfreesboro has a branch campus in Smyrna, the Bill Haslam Center, that it shares with the Nissan Training Center.