Building community advocates and promoting local accountability is critical to our shared goal of increasing graduation rates. Complete Tennessee has developed the Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy (CTLA) to inspire more local higher education champions, foster innovation and promote statewide collaboration.
CTLA helps its future leaders better understand the current postsecondary and workforce development landscape, learn from national and statewide experts, and develop meaningful benchmarks that will help strengthen the state of higher education in Tennessee.
Above all, CTLA aims to increase cooperation across communities and industries, mobilize new partners and inspire action that will have statewide impact. CTLA is fostering the next generation of Drive to 55 leaders and Complete Tennessee ambassadors.
CTLA is a partnership between Complete Tennessee and Leadership Tennessee.
Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy
Class of 2017
Chattanooga State Community College
Director of P-16 Initiatives Tennessee Higher Education Commission
South Central TN Workforce Alliance
Assistant Commissioner, Division of College, Career and Technical Education
Tennessee Department of Education
Karla Coleman García
Chief of Staff
East Tennessee State University
Director of Workforce Development
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Workforce Investment Network
Vice President of Workforce Development
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
TN Independent Universities & Colleges
Director of Programs & Initiatives in the Office of Community Colleges
Tennessee Board of Regents
Scholars Program Director
The Ayers Foundation
Director of Community Partnerships