District Board of Trustees

The District Board of Trustees is the policy-making body for Tallahassee Community College. Trustees are appointed by the Governor and are confirmed by the Florida Senate.

Meeting Schedule

At each meeting, the business meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by a board workshop. Unless noted otherwise, all District Board of Trustees meetings which take place on Tallahassee Community College's main campus are held in the Herb F. Morgan Room, located on the second floor of the Hinson Administration Building (directions).

  • August 21, 2017 - Tallahassee Community College
  • September 18, 2017​ - Tallahassee Community College
  • ​October 16, 2017 - Tallahassee Community College
  • ​November 20, 2017 - Tallahassee Community College
  • ​December, 2017 - No Meeting
  • ​January 16, 2018 - ​Tallahassee Community College
  • February 19, 2018 - Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education (directions)
  • ​March 19, 2018 - Florida Public Safety Institute (directions)
  • ​April 16, 2018 - Wakulla Environmental Institute (directions)
  • ​May 21, 2018 - Tallahassee Community College
  • ​June 18, 2018 - Tallahassee Community College
  • July, 2018 - No Meeting

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Members

Randy Pople

Randolph Pople, Chair

Trustee Pople was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is the chief operating officer of Pople Financial Consulting and was the president of Capital City Trust Company for more than 20 years. Pople is past president of the Trust Division of the Florida Bankers Association and the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council. He has also served on the boards of Elder Care Services and the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. Pople represents Gadsden County.

Jonathan Kilpatrick

Jonathan Kilpatrick, Vice-chair

Trustee Kilpatrick was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. He is currently the chief information officer for the City of Tallahassee and a commissioned officer in the Florida Air National Guard, serving as a major in the 101st Air Communication Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base. He also serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Marks. Kilpatrick represents Wakulla County.

Donna Callaway

Donna G. Callaway

Trustee Callaway, appointed by Governor Rick Scott in February 2012, returned to the board after having previously served from 1999 to 2004. She was first appointed in 1999 and reappointed in 2002, both times by Governor Jeb Bush. Her prior service included a term as board chair in 2003-04. More recently, Callaway served as board chair in 2015-16. She was the principal of Tallahassee’s Raa Middle School from 2008 to 2013, as well as from 1994 to 2004. An educator since 1961, Callaway has also served as a classroom teacher, media specialist and assistant principal. Before returning to Raa in 2008, she served four years on the Florida State Board of Education. Callaway represents Leon County.

Eugene Lamb

Eugene Lamb, Jr.

Trustee Lamb was appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and reappointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2012. He served as board chair in 2010-11 and again in 2013-14. Lamb was a teacher in the Leon County school district for 30 years. Also active in neighboring Gadsden County, he served on the Gadsden County Commission for eight years, chairing the Commission from 2008 to 2010. In 2015, Lamb was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding to investigate the role of taxpayer funding for hospitals, insurers and healthcare providers. He was appointed by Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart in 2014, and reappointed earlier this year, to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors of the Florida High School Athletic Association, which includes nearly 800 member high schools and middle schools across the state. Lamb represents Gadsden County.

Frank Messersmith

Frank Messersmith

Trustee Messersmith was appointed to the board by Governor Jeb Bush in 1999. He was reappointed to the board by Governor Charlie Crist in 2007 and Governor Rick Scott in 2012. A former legislator and member of the Florida Public Service Commission, Messersmith is currently a consultant specializing in legislative and regulatory matters. Messersmith represents Wakulla County.

Karen Moore 

Karen B. Moore

Trustee Moore was originally appointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and reappointed in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Moore Communications Group, a national public relations and advertising firm. Moore served as board chair in 2009-10. She previously served as president of the TCC Foundation Board and chaired both of the College's capital campaigns, which secured over $23 million to support student scholarships and facilities upgrades. Moore currently serves as chair of the Association of Florida Colleges Trustees Commission, leading her fellow community college and state college trustees across Florida. TCC’s Richard W. & Karen B. Moore Veterans Success Center was named in honor of Moore and her husband, who are also founders of the Moore Veterans Leadership Academy, which helps veterans succeed in college and in the workforce. Moore represents Leon County.

Kevin Vaughn

Kevin Vaughn

Trustee Vaughn was appointed to the board in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. As a north Florida entrepreneur since 1979, he serves as director and Wakulla market leader with Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc., with offices in Tallahassee and Crawfordville. Vaughn is past president of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the North Florida Agents Network, Inc., vice president of the Wakulla County Economic Development Council and as a board member with CareerSource Capital Region. He is also a member of the TCC Foundation Board of Directors. Vaughn represents Leon County.