“I am excited to welcome Dr. Zuker as our interim president,” said Dr. Monte Blue, Chairman of the TCC Board of Regents. “His extensive background in higher education will be a great asset as he leads TCC over the next few months."
As Interim President, Dr. Zuker will oversee the day-to-day operations of the College. He came to TCC originally as the Dean of Enrollment Management and then was subsequently named as Vice President of Enrollment Management. In both of these roles, he was charged with overseeing the offices of the registrar, student support services, financial aid, admission and most recently institutional advancement and facilities. He also is a member of the TCC faculty, teaching clinical psychology to trimester 5 students.
“I am extremely positive about TCC's future,” said Dr. Zuker. “We’ve already taken great steps toward achieving our goals and we have the best staff, faculty and students in place to carry them out.”
Dr. Zuker has a distinguished career in the areas of enrollment management, admission and student life at six different higher education institutions, including experience as the President, then Chancellor, of Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.
Prior to his stay at Lambuth, Dr. Zuker spent nine years at the University of Dallas working as the Dean of Enrollment & Student Life and Vice President and Dean of Alumni & Student Life. He made his first move to Texas after serving as the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Zuker also spent time on the West Coast from 1981 to 1986 as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
Dr. Zuker began his career in college admission at his alma mater, Duke University in Durham, N.C., as an assistant director of admission. He then moved to Tulane University in New Orleans, La., to be an associate director of admissions and was promoted to the position of Director of Admission.
Before recruiting students to Duke, Dr. Zuker earned his bachelor’s degree. He then had three years of active duty service in the United States Army before returning to Durham for his first admission job and to begin work on his M.Ed. in counseling. He earned his Ph.D. in counseling psychology, also from Duke.
The TCC Board of Regents will conduct a national search for the next permanent president of TCC.