TCC president wins national award

March 22, 2017

President Jim Murdaugh with a student outsideTallahassee, Fla. (March 22, 2017) – Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College, was selected as the Association of College Unions International President of the Year. The ACUI is a national organization that brings together college student union and student activities professionals whose mission is to build campus community.

Murdaugh was nominated for the award by Michael Coleman, TCC’s dean of student services, who wanted to recognize Murdaugh’s efforts in re-envisioning the role of TCC’s student union.

According to Coleman, the TCC Student Union has become more than just a center of social activity and is now also a place where students can receive leadership training and engage with local nonprofits to strengthen the community and build their own skills.

“The student union is now the hub for service learning and leadership training at TCC,” said Coleman. “As we looked at how to create an atmosphere of collaboration, leadership and service for our students, President Murdaugh became the catalyst for that change.”

Murdaugh is the first community college president in the nation and the first Florida college or university leader to win the award.

“I am honored and humbled by this award. While I am proud to be part of our success as a college, this represents the collective effort of many dedicated education professionals at TCC to make our student union a place of collaboration, service, leadership and engagement.”