College President - Dr. Tracy D. Hall

Dr. Tracy D. Hall

Southwest is very proud to have Dr. Tracy D. Hall as our president. She has more than a decade of academic leadership experience. Dr. Hall's presidential insights and her personal message to students are here as well.

President's Remarks

On the Culture of College-readiness ...

"We have to start the conversation earlier about college. It has to be a lot sooner than high school. We need exposure in elementary and middle school, and even from a parents’ perspective, we need to work on the college-going mentality earlier rather than later."

On Southwest's Role to Students and the Community ...

"While I am learning the culture in Memphis, I am not new to higher education and the issues at hand. I am very familiar with the issues. Students are also citizens of the community. If they are failing to achieve, we all have a problem."

Leadership Remarks

Dr. Warren Nichols, TBR Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges

"Dr. Hall has impressed me that she is quite capable of bringing the internal community together to work out organizational structures."

John Morgan, Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents

"Dr. Hall brings a clear understanding of the challenges of an urban community college."

Professional Experience

Dr. Hall was previously Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.


  • 2007 - Doctor of Education, The University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 1992 - Master of Arts, Wichita State University
  • 1990 - Bachelor of Arts, The University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF) [Size: 214 KB], requires Adobe Reader

See Dr. Hall speaking at Southwest's welcome reception July 21.

See Dr. Hall speaking at Southwest's welcome reception July 21

Watch "Dr. Tracy D. Hall's Comments During a Q&A Public Forum at Southwest" Video (1:16:11)

Dr. Hall's Open Public Q&A public forum at Southwest