Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Tulsa Community College
Leigh B. Goodson was named the fourth president and chief executive officer of Tulsa Community College in May 2014.
A Tulsa native, Goodson has worked in higher education most of her professional career. Goodson previously served in numerous roles at Oklahoma State University.
Goodson has strong ties to education, having served previously as a university faculty member, university administrator and school board member for Tulsa Public Schools. She is passionate about student success.
She serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of Greater Tulsa and the Oklahoma Innovation Institute. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma class XXIII and Leadership Tulsa Class 35. She serves as chair of the Education Task Force for the Tulsa Regional Chamber One Voice initiative as well as on its Board of Directors. She has a special interest in creating a pipeline for students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Goodson is an Aspen Presidential Fellow and under her leadership, TCC was selected as one of 30 institutions nationwide to participate in the AACC Pathways Project.
Goodson earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Research and Evaluation from OSU, a Master of Science in Organizational Communication from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from OSU.
Goodson, her husband, Mark, and two children live in Tulsa