Tyler Junior College is getting ready to formally introduce its newest president.

Dr. Michael Metke is expected to be inaugurated in a series of events on Friday, April 4.

A Delegate luncheon will be held at Noon at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. Metke’s inauguration will be held at 3p.m. at Wagstaff Gymnasium. A reception will follow in the afternoon at the Rogers Student Center Apache Rooms.

Metke was selected following a national search and began at TJC on Dec. 1, 2007. Metke comes to TJC after Dr. William Crowe retired on October 1.

Metke earned his doctorate from the University of Houston and comes to Tyler after serving as president of lake Washington Technical College near Seattle, Wash. since 1999.

Metke was born in Wisconsin and is an avid outdoorsman. He has climbed some of the highest peaks and hopes to take TJC to the next level.

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