NSCC Communications and Marketing Leader

Dr. Shanna Jackson Announces Nashville State Communications and Marketing Leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 3, 2019) – Dr. Shanna L. Jackson has announced the hire of longtime communications professional Tom Hayden to lead Nashville State Community College’s new public information and marketing department.

As the associate vice president of Communications and Marketing, Hayden will be responsible for leading marketing, public information, media relations and creative services while providing overall strategic leadership to numerous internal and external functions.

“Tom’s strategic thinking, leadership, contacts and hands-on experience will be great assets in sharing the Nashville State story and making sure our internal efforts are aligned,” said Dr. Jackson, Nashville State’s president.

Hayden joined Nashville State after nearly eight years as a senior leader at MP&F Strategic Communications, a prominent public relations firm, where he led client teams ranging from Amazon to Tennessee Valley Authority, among others. Prior to working in the private sector, Tom was a longtime political communications professional, having served eight years as former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis’ director of communications, press secretary and director of U.S. military academy appointments. He also served as former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s 2011 reelection campaign’s deputy campaign manager and director of Communications.

“As Nashville State nears its 50th anniversary, we have a wonderful opportunity to share our student success stories as well as our role as a leader in workforce development for Tennessee’s fastest-growing area,” Hayden said.

About Nashville State Community College:

A college with a diverse student body and more than 80 program offerings, Nashville State is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. There are six campuses – White Bridge Road, Southeast Davidson and East Davidson in Nashville; Clarksville; Dickson; and Humphreys County, along with evening classes offered at Hunters Lane High School in Nashville. For more information, visit nscc.edu, or follow @NashvilleState on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

For more information, contact:
Tom Hayden
120 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-3584

Nashville State Community College is a two-year institution, serving Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart Counties. Our mission is to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the community it serves. Nashville State Community College is a TBR institution and complies with nondiscrimination laws: Title VI, Title IX-Section 504 and the ADA. For more information, please visit www.nscc.edu.