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Dr. Leigh Goodson

President & CEO

Tulsa Community College

Leigh B. Goodson has served as president and chief executive officer of Tulsa Community College since July 2014.  As president at TCC, she successfully launched and met the College’s $20 million campaign, developed Oklahoma’s first “early college high school program,” gained TCC acceptance into the AACC Pathways Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is a key contributing member of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium, a collaborative partnership with local universities.  In 2021, under her leadership, TCC won the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Award Excellence in both the Student Success category, as well as Safety and Planning.  In 2020, The Journal Record recognized Goodson as Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEO in the public category and inducted her into the Circle of Excellence for being honored three times as a 50 Making a Difference honoree at its annual Woman of the Year event. She is an active member of her community by serving on the boards of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, Jobs for the Future Policy Trust, CCCSE National Advisory Board and Tulsa Regional Chamber, to name a few. Goodson has invested herself and her career in education as a community college president, university professor and administrator. Her priority and passion is student success.