TSTC Waco President Promoted To New Position

WACO (July 22, 2014) Elton Stuckly, Jr., the president of the Waco campus of Texas State Technical College, has been named vice chancellor for operations and will lead operations for the TSTC system's 11 campuses, the school announced Tuesday.

Elton Stuckly, Jr. (TSTC photo/file)

Rob Wolaver, the executive vice president of TSTC Waco, was named to serve as acting president.

The leadership change comes after the TSTC Board of Regents voted in May to authorize the college to pursue a single accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

“Moving to a single accreditation will save TSTC several hundred thousand dollars, but the main benefit is the efficiencies achieved by a more effective, coordinated and seamless experience for our students and the industries we serve. In short, with a single accreditation, TSTC can focus more on education and less on administration," said TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser.

Stuckly is a Central Texas native and a 1975 graduate of TSTC, where he earned a degree in electrical power technology.

He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Tyler and in May 2010, he achieved the long-standing goal of completing a doctorate at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.

Before he was named president in 2003, he served as a department chair, vice president of student life and as interim president three times.

"Dr. Stuckly's experience and commitment make him the perfect leader who can help us achieve better returns on the state's investment through unified planning, coordination and resource distribution," Reeser said.

A public reception honoring both leaders is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 31 at the James T. Connally Aerospace Center on Airline Drive.