Tulsa Tech Board of Education Names New Superintendent
6/27/2012 1:08 PM
Tulsa Technology Center’s Board of Education voted to enter contract negotiations with Pioneer Technology Center Superintendent Dr. Steve Tiger to become Tulsa Tech’s new Superintendent and CEO. Tiger is slated to replace Dr. Kara Gae Neal.
The school board hopes to have Tiger serving by August, according to board president Tim Bradley.
“The board wanted to name a new Superintendent before school begins in August. We believe the new Superintendent should have the opportunity to interact and spend some time on the job with current Interim Superintendent John Hunter before full-time students arrive,” said Bradley.
Dr. Tiger comes to the district with over 15 years of experience in education. He has held administrative positions at Pioneer Technology Center, Meridian Tech, Central Tech and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. He previously served as Associate State Director, and most recently as Superintendent and CEO at Pioneer Tech. Tiger holds a Ph.D., in Educational Administration and HR Development from Oklahoma State University.
“I am looking forward to this opportunity with great anticipation,” said Tiger. “The next generation workforce will rely on the training we provide in order to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow and I was drawn to this job because I believe that Tulsa Tech is poised for continued growth as we become known as the school to serve life-long learners,” he said.
Tiger will begin service as only the fourth Superintendent in the school’s history.
“I am confident that the school is in very good hands with Steve Tiger at the helm,” said Bradley. “Tulsa Tech is the oldest and largest technology center district in Oklahoma. This is an important time in our school’s history and we believe that Steve is the right person to lead our talented staff as they help students accelerate their independence and become successful in the workplace,” he said.