Local & Regional
6:44 am
Fri October 11, 2013

TCC Leader Retiring

Tom McKeon is a file photo
Tom McKeon is a file photo
Credit KWGS News File Photo

There will be changes ahead at Tulsa Community College. Thomas K. McKeon, Ed.D, only the third president in the history of Tulsa Community College, announced today he will retire effective July 1, 2014.

McKeon was named President in July 2004 and will have served as President 10 years upon his effective retirement as a 33-year employee of Tulsa Community College.  Beginning his career in higher education at then Tulsa Junior College, McKeon served as an instructor and later went on to fill numerous administrative roles with the College, including dean of instruction, provost of two campuses, and the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer, before being named President following Dean P. VanTrease, Ph.D.

McKeon led many of the College’s significant administrative and process improvements with a strong focus on community wide access and academic excellence for students.  Today the College has more than 28,000 students enrolled in credit classes annually compared to 2,796 students when the College opened in 1970.  In May, TCC had the largest number of graduates in its 43-year history.  Today TCC offers more online degrees and enrolls more concurrent students than any college or university in the state.