Tulsa Community College Names Two Key Executives; Leaves Other Positions Vacant

September 3, 2020
Tulsa Community College has named two key executive positions from within the organization and will leave four other key positions vacant, for the immediate future, as a cost savings measure.

Dr. Angela Sivadon is the new Senior Vice President & Chief Academic Officer and Kari Shults, A.P.R. is the new Vice President for Advancement and President of the TCC Foundation. At the same time, the College is not filling the positions of Vice President of Student Affairs, Director of Marketing, Director of Institutional Research and a Provost position.

“Despite the pandemic and resulting uncertainty, we were committed to keeping tuition flat for the current academic year beginning July 1, 2020. The hiring freeze at all levels of the College is one of the cost savings measure we implemented in the spring just as we were beginning to see the impact from COVID-19,” said TCC President & CEO Dr. Leigh B. Goodson.

As Senior VP & CAO, Sivadon leads all aspects of Academic Affairs and oversees a vision for the College’s future that ensures and fosters student success. She started her career at TCC as an adjunct faculty member and became Metro Campus Provost in Feb. 2019. Along the way, she developed and launched TCC’s Cardiovascular Technology program and served as Faculty Association President, gaining substantial experience with Guided Pathways. This work has helped her be a strong advocate for minoritized and marginalized students in obtaining their degrees and goals at TCC.

Prior to joining TCC, Sivadon worked as a cardiac nurse in the Tulsa community for 14 years before discovering her passion for education. She earned her first nursing degree at Tulsa Junior College, now TCC, and holds a doctorate in Nursing Research from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Shults was named Vice President for Advancement and President of the TCC Foundation after serving as interim Vice President of Advancement and President of the TCC Foundation and Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for 12 months. She oversees the TCC Foundation, TCC grants department and will continue her role as Senior Director of Marketing & Communications.

Prior to joining TCC, Shults was a senior account executive with Schnake Turnbo Frank. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations credential from the Public Relations Society of America and was named Professional of the Year by Tulsa’s Public Relations Society of America chapter in 2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma.