New TCC Foundation Executive Committee Named for 2023

February 21, 2023
The Tulsa Community College Foundation begins 2023 with naming a new executive committee and adding new members to the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1970, the TCC Foundation supports the College’s mission of building success through education and providing university transfer and workforce development degrees and certificates.

Jesse Guardiola, president at Guardiola Outreach Development, LLC, will serve as TCC Foundation chair, while Dr. Eleanor Payne, retired educator & former TCC faculty, will serve as TCC Foundation vice chair. Sarah Hansel, attorney/director at Hall Estill Attorneys at Law will fill the role of secretary/treasurer. Jackie Price Johannsen, president of Price Family Properties, moves to the role of past chair.

“The TCC Foundation helps provide vital resources to keep the College functioning as one of the top community colleges in the country,” said Leigh Goodson, Ph.D., TCC president & CEO. “The community leaders who serve as TCC Foundation leadership and trustees are our partners in developing the region’s workforce.”

Joining the TCC Foundation Trustees for 2023 are Stephania Grober, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Tim Jackson, founder of Jackson Technical; and Suzanne Reese, retired educator from TCC. Each trustee is appointed for a three-year term.

“The TCC Foundation Trustees are invaluable champions of our students. and the work this College does to see each student succeed. From helping to provide scholarship dollars to assisting us with raising $20 million Campaign for Completion in 18 months, these leaders are actively engaged in sharing our community’s future,” said Kari Shults, vice president of advancement and president of the TCC Foundation.

The TCC Foundation awarded more than $420,000 in student scholarships this academic year, the most in the Foundation’s history. In 2021 and 2022, donors helped raise $50,000 each year specifically for the Vision Dinner Scholarship fund to help remove financial barriers for students to complete their degree.