2019 Commencement Speaker Announced
East Central College is proud to announce that Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner will serve as the speaker for the 49th Annual Spring Commencement on May 11, 2019.
Dr. Tincher-Ladner is President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for students seeking associate degrees and credentials from community colleges. Most of her time is spent creating opportunities for some of the nation’s hardest working students by connecting them to life-changing scholarships and family-sustaining employment.
“I tell my children that I have the best job on the planet,” she explained. “I am a passionate champion for community colleges and community college students. I love using data to tell their stories and to advocate for the support of these amazing students and their quality institutions of higher learning.”
With nearly 30 years in higher education, she has been a community college math, chemistry, and physics instructor; computer programmer; database administrator; institutional researcher; and university faculty member. She serves on national boards for the College Promise Campaign, the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the American Association of Community College’s Commission on Student Success.
“East Central College has a long history with Phi Theta Kappa,” said Dr. Jon Bauer, president. “The organization has been an important part of our campus culture over the years, and we are honored to have Dr. Tincher-Ladner as our speaker this year.”