Three Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumni have been named deans at Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
Donmetrie Clark, Kalynda Holton and Brian Hooper, DrPH., will begin as the new deans of the divisions of Communications and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education (BSSE) respectively on July 1.
Before taking over as the dean of Communications and Humanities, Clark served as the associate dean of the division since 2016. He is also a consultant for Educational Testing Service (ETS), Advanced Placement English Literature Examination Question Leader and Advanced Placement Course Audit Reviewer.
Clark obtained both his Master of Education with a concentration in literature, composition, and English education with additional coursework in educational leadership and a bachelor’s in English education from FAMU.
Dean of Science and Mathematics
Holton, who has worked at TCC for more than 14 years, previously served as the associate dean of Science and Mathematics since 2016. She worked closely with faculty to promote high standards of excellence in the division activities and set exemplary professional standards.
Holton obtained both her Master of Education and bachelor’s in mathematics from FAMU.
Dean of Behavioral Social Sciences and Education
Hooper previously served as the associate dean of Behavioral Social Sciences and Education at TCC since 2017. In that role, he has led multiple initiatives and committees focused on continuous improvement and helping students succeed. Before that, Hooper was lead faculty and program coordinator for the College Success and First Year Experience, associate professor for College Success, and the TRIO Program specialist.
He obtained his Doctor of Public Health with specializations in maternal & fetal, as well as behavioral health promotion from FAMU, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University and a bachelor’s in psychology from FAMU.