Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) President Dr. Alex Johnson has named Dr. Terri Pope interim campus president for the Westshore Campus in Westlake. Pope replaces Dr. J. Michael Thomson, who has been reassigned as campus president to the Tri-C Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.
Pope holds a doctorate in philosophy with an emphasis in physiological chemistry from The Ohio State University, Department of Food Science and Nutrition and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. She attended Cuyahoga Community College for the first two years of her undergraduate studies.
“Dr. Pope shares my vision and passion for student success. Her experience as a faculty member will be very helpful to Tri-C as we continue the culture of success at the Westshore Campus,” Johnson said.
Pope, who was hired at Tri-C in 1988 as an adjunct biology instructor, became a full-time instructor in 1991 and a tenured faculty member in 1997. She brings decades of experience at Tri-C to this interim position, including many years serving in faculty leadership, most recently as chair of the Faculty Senate at the campus. She is well published and highly regarded in her field. Prior to her arrival at Tri-C, Pope was a consulting nutritionist.
Pope and her husband were Westlake residents for 26 years and have recently relocated to Avon Lake.