HERDI continues to grow! Last year, we extended our reach into the UK with the launch of the Further Education Research and Development Institute (FERDI). Dr. Jim Catanzaro, long time HERDI Advisory Board member and recently retired President of Chattanooga State, has assumed the role of Director of HERDI South.
He will launch the first HERDI South session December 3-4, in Houston, Texas, just before the annual SACS meeting. HERDI South will focus on the more than 275 community and technical colleges in the eleven SACS states: Texas, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
HERDI South will follow a similar format to national HERDI. It will meet twice yearly bringing together leaders of participating companies and selected presidents to explore the marketability of company products and services to community and technical colleges throughout the South.
Dr. Catanzaro’s wife, Rhonda, joins him in this work as Associate Director. Anyone who has met Jim and Rhonda know they are a great team and will bring energy and enthusiasm to our organization.