TCC Names New VP of Workforce Development

Pete Selden, new TCC VP of Workforce Development

Peter “Pete” Selden has been named the new vice president of workforce development at Tulsa Community College. The TCC Board of Regents approved his appointment at the April meeting and Selden started his position on May 14, 2018.

As vice president of workforce development at TCC, Selden will work across the College’s 38 workforce degree programs and 37 certificate programs that prepare students to go directly into the workplace. He will also assess workforce needs in the Tulsa area and collaborate with employers and workforce agencies to establish training programs to prepare TCC students for employment. Selden will provide leadership to TCC’s 29 community advisory committees that help guide and review the College’s workforce development programs.

Selden most recently worked at Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, Arkansas where he served as associate vice chancellor for workforce programs. He oversaw faculty and staff across all Technical Center program areas including welding, process technology, diesel technology, mechatronics, machining, hospitality management, information systems technology, medical professions, aviation maintenance, career services, and business and industry services. He worked with the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW) and the Arkansas Delta Training & Education Consortium (ADTEC) on training and course development and student placement initiatives. He also helped secure and manage federal and state workforce grants.

Selden is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He earned an M.B.A from Arkansas State University, two bachelor’s degrees (Psychology, Communication) from the University of Buffalo.