Motlow is Moving and Shaking

Motlow President, Dr. Tony Kinkel is a leader in re-imagining college delivery. His goal is to get students to work sooner so their lifetime earning power is greater.

Motlow President, Dr. Tony Kinkel is a leader in re-imagining college delivery. His goal is to get students to work sooner so their lifetime earning power is greater.

Motlow State is growing. Middle Tennessee’s multi-campus college is now the state’s fastest growing college. Its enrollment is larger, and its program offerings are broader making it a lead feeder college to regional 4-year universities. Motlow’s mission is grounded in associate degrees that lead directly into high-wage jobs or serve as the first two-years of a long list of Tennessee Transfer Pathway degrees.

Motlow has also effectively positioned itself as a responsive regional workforce development leader. Its short-term certification programs lead to high-wage jobs and fuel industry growth.

The college recently announced new programs including emergency medical services and mechatronics. It’s also rolling out a growing list of professional development and continuing education offerings.

The college has also rolled out plans for expansion of its Smyrna campus and a new robotics training center in McMinnville. Its Dual Enrollment program is one of its most focused outreach initiatives and is growing quickly as well. Motlow President, Dr. Tony Kinkel noted his goal is to, “Get students prepared for and into the workforce as soon as possible so that their lifetime earning potential is maximized.” That’s just one of the reasons Motlow offers high school students four free Dual Enrollment classes.

Girls’ soccer starts this fall at the Moore County Campus and the college is already working to prepare for Tennessee Reconnect in the anticipation of free state-funded tuition for adult learners. Those are just a few of the highlights propelling Motlow State to the forefront of Tennessee’s commitment to education.