Board of Regents chooses next Dyersburg State president

November 16, 2021 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee board chose a new president of Dyersburg State Community College at a special meeting Tuesday.

The Board of Regents voted unanimously to appoint Scott Cook as the next president of the northwest Tennessee college, the board said in a news release Monday.

Chancellor Flora W. Tydings recommended Cook after a national search was conducted. Cook was one of five finalists chosen by a search committee, the board said.

Cook is currently provost of Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky. He has been the chief academic officer and chief student affairs officer at Madisonville since March 2018. He previously was a senior administrator and professor at Motlow State Community College in Smyrna.

Cook succeeds Karen Bowyer, who is retiring Dec. 31 after 37 years as Dyersburg State’s president.

The Board of Regents oversees Tennessee’s colleges of applied technology and community colleges.