Jim Murdaugh, Ph.D., was named the sixth president of Tallahassee Community College on October 18, 2010.
His personal vision is to make Tallahassee Community College the college of choice for students who come here, the employer of choice for faculty and staff, and the partner of choice in the community.
He is quite active in the community, serving on a number of boards as an executive committee and board member on the Greater Tallahassee/Leon County Chamber of Commerce, executive committee and board member on the Leon County Economic Development Council, Governor on the board of the Leon County Research and Development Authority, board member on the United Way of the Big Bend, board member on the region’s Workforce Plus! board, and board member on Florida’s Great Northwest.
At the state level, Jim was elected to the board of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities (FACU) and asked to chair the FACU Legislative Agenda Committee for 2012-2013. He is a member of the Economic Club of Florida and serves as a board member of the Florida Chamber Foundation. In 2012, Florida Trend listed Jim among Florida’s Newsmakers of the Year.
He has been recognized for his leadership by a number of organizations, being selected in 2005 by the North Florida Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration for its distinguished leadership award, 2012 Leader of the Year by Leadership Tallahassee, and having been inducted into the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Hall of Fame in 2011.
President Murdaugh holds bachelors and masters degrees in criminology and a doctorate in public administration from Florida State University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida Executive Class VII and the prestigious Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.