Community College Honors Society Names New Leader

January 29, 2016

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society announced earlier this week that Lynn Tincher-Ladner will serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization. PTK primarily serves community college students.

Tincher-Ladner will become the honor society's third CEO. She's been with the honor society since 2012, when she worked as the chief information and research officer. She'll officially begin her new role Feb. 1, at an annual salary of $195,000.

Tincher-Ladner is replacing the former president, Rod Risley, who retired last year after serving more than 30 years in the role. Risley had faced allegations of inappropriate behavior from two former students.

"Phi Theta Kappa is a very special organization with a rich history and long-standing tradition of enhancing the lives of community college students," Tincher-Ladner said in a news release. "I am deeply honored to be the president and CEO of this student-centered organization and will work hard on behalf of the members to provide them with the tools they need to be successful."

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