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THEC vice chair tapped as APSU's Winter Commencement speaker

The vice chair of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission will give the keynote speech for APSUs Winter 2005 Commencement, slated to begin at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16 in the Aaron Arena of the Dunn Center.

Besides serving as THEC vice chair, Dr. Brad Windley, Tullahoma, has practiced veterinary medicine in Tennessee 31 years, the last 27 at the Animal Medical Clinic, Tullahoma.
The vice chair of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission will give the keynote speech for APSU's Winter 2005 Commencement, slated to begin at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16 in the Aaron Arena of the Dunn Center.

Besides serving as THEC vice chair, Dr. Brad Windley, Tullahoma, has practiced veterinary medicine in Tennessee 31 years, the last 27 at the Animal Medical Clinic, Tullahoma.

A native North Carolinian, Windley is a true lifelong learner. He earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from North Carolina State University in 1970 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1974.

Although he has maintained a busy veterinary practice, he went on to earn a master's in education and an education specialist degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and a Doctor of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2002.

Besides his service as vice chair of THEC, Windley represents Tennessee on the Southern Regional Education Board's Technology Cooperative.

He also is chair of the Coffee County Board of Health, the Coffee County Health Council and past chair of the Governors Advisory Board for Vocational Rehabilitation.

Despite his numerous and varied academic degrees, Windley says he “is not half way through learning and living yet.”

Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU president, said, “Dr. Windley is highly respected as a THEC commissioner because of his first-hand knowledge of higher education. He cares passionately about our state's colleges and universities and always supports what he believes is in the best interest of students.” —Dennie B. Burke