Patrick Wade was appointed president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro. He has been serving as vice president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville, where he has worked since 2012.
“Thank you for the trust and the wonderful opportunity to serve the Murfreesboro area and Tennessee. I’m ready to jump in feet first,” Wade said.
The Murfreesboro campus enrolls just under 500 students according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 15 percent of the student body.
Wade holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Tennessee Technological University. He earned a master’s degree in management and leadership from Western Governors University.