Kelly Coke, East Williamson County provost

(HUTTO, Texas) -Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus has a new provost.

Kelly Coke, Ph.D., will begin her tenure on Monday, Feb. 5.

“I look forward to meeting and serving the students, faculty, staff and community of TSTC’s East Williamson County campus and building strong partnerships with industry and community leaders,” she said.

Jonathan Hoekstra, TSTC’s chief operating officer, said the economic development opportunities and workforce needs in East Williamson County are rapidly growing.

“TSTC has bold plans to respond to these immense challenges,” he said. “This includes our selection of Dr. Coke to represent us as provost. Her extensive experience and exemplary character uniquely qualify her to guide our campus and collaborate effectively with external stakeholders.”

Coke recently served as interim vice president of student access and success at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas. She has also held positions at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, and regional offices for the U.S. Senate. She has also been a correspondence intern for former first lady Laura Bush.

Coke is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up in Titus County. She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural leadership and development from Texas A&M University in College Station, a master’s degree in adult education with a focus on higher education and management from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, and a doctorate in organizational leadership with a higher education specialization from Abilene Christian University.

Coke is a graduate of Leadership Texas Women, the Texas Education Policy Fellowship Program, and Leadership Mount Pleasant/Titus County.

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