Chattanooga State President Catanzaro Announces Retirement


Dr. James Catanzaro announces his retirement today, effective December 31st.  In a statement made to the College’s executive staff meeting this morning, Catanzaro said,

“I love this college and our community.  We’ve made extraordinary strides over the past 24 years so that Chattanooga State stands out as one of the very best community colleges in the nation.  We have heard this from the national community college leaders who visited us:  John Roueche, Terry O’Banion, and the American Association of Community Colleges CEO Walter Bumphus.  Certainly these men know community colleges.  The THEC outcomes Report positioned us as the highest achieving public college or university in the state.

It has been a college-wide effort with strong System support.  We can all be proud to be ‘Chattanooga Staters’.

I’m immensely proud to have been part of such a distinguished campus community.  Hopefully, new leadership will take Chattanooga State even further.

I am announcing my retirement effective December 31.  Rhonda and I wish you all the very best.”