NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - The Tennessee Board of Regents has unanimously approved William Seymour to be the next president of Cleveland State Community College.

The board voted Thursday at its quarterly board meeting in Nashville following a recommendation from TBR Chancellor John Morgan.

Seymour will assume his new role on Jan. 2. He replaces Carl Hite, who will retire at the end of the year after leading Cleveland State for 17 years.

Seymour currently serves as vice president for institutional advancement at Jackson State Community College.

The Board of Regents oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.

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