Past Speakers

Dec. 12, 2019–Finis E. “Fess” St. John, IV–Chancellor, University of Alabama System

Finis E. St. John IV is Chancellor of The University of Alabama System (www.uasystem.edu). In that capacity, he is chief executive officer of Alabama’s largest higher education enterprise, which is comprised of three doctoral research universities and the UAB Health System. Total enrollment at The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama in

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Dec. 5, 2019–Dr. Reginald Sykes / President – Bishop State Community College

Dr. Reggie Sykes Dr. Reggie Sykes, president of Bishop State Community College, is a native of Meridian, Mississippi, where he graduated from Meridian High School. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jackson State University and his doctorate in school administration from Mississippi State University. Dr. Sykes was the principal of Southeast Lauderdale Middle School for five years

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Nov. 21, 2019–Chresal D. Threadgill / MCPSS Superintendent

Chresal D. Threadgill is a native of Mobile, AL, and is a graduate of John L. LeFlore High School. Chresal attended Alabama State University where he received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He began his educational journey at Greenville Middle School in Butler County where he served as a middle school P.E. Teacher/Coach. After only two years, the administration

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Nov. 14, 2019–Jeff Tapley / Instrument Engineer, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors “HAT Project” (Hargrove Adaptive Toy)

Jeff Tapley is a Senior Project Manager with Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. He grew up in Mobile and graduated from John S. Shaw High school, then went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Alabama. Jeff has been with Hargrove for 15 years. Prior to joining Hargrove, he worked in the