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Dr. Anthony Tricoli - Biographical Sketch

article posted 09/30/2014
From Homeless to Harvard to East Tennessee Biographical Sketch of Anthony S. Tricoli, Ed.D. Dr. Anthony Tricoli’s story is an amazing one….from humble beginnings….a child in a homeless family to Harvard University. This former member of the Boy’s Club now serves the children of East Tennessee’s Appalachia, he’s come full circle. For over 33 years, Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli was a transformational leader in the world of higher education, as he was in the world of business/industry. Since March of 2013 he first served as a member of the Board of Directors, and now as the President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area. He vows to make a difference for children in East Tennessee. As a transformational leader in the world of higher education, Anthony served as a college teacher, director, dean, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, executive vice president for academic and student affairs, and a college president in both California and Georgia. With an entrepreneurial spirit from 2006-2012 he led the transformation of Georgia Perimeter College from an unranked institution in the country to one of the top five two-year colleges in the nation. Dr. Tricoli is considered to be one of America’s “thought leaders” in higher education, having created excellent outcomes with the creation and implementation of a four-page strategic plan, organizational growth which moved the college from 13,000 students to over 27,000 students, growth from three to five campuses, an economic impact from $212m/year to $715m/year, and partnership development with over 70 different colleges, universities and businesses during his tenure. Dr. Tricoli was twice recognized by the USG’s Chancellor, Erroll Davis as the University Systems’ top Customer Service Leader in the state system of 40,000 employees, and for GPC as the top college in the state. Anthony has twice been recognized by the US Congress with “Special Congressional Recognition” for “Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.” He was recognized for “Outstanding and Significant Contributions to the Community and Educator of the Year” by the California State Senate and the California State Legislature, and was twice awarded with Resolutions from the Georgia State Legislature for “Outstanding and Creative Leadership in Higher Education,” and if that’s not enough, in Washington, D.C in 2011 the American Association of University Professors selected Dr. Tricoli as the top college president in the nation for “Leadership in Governance” and presenting him with the coveted Ralph S. Brown Award. Dr. Tricoli is a motivational leader and speaker who not only walks his talk, but who is an astute partner of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club, and with the board is focused on creating an excellent organization by building financial stability and leading a culture shift that will result in the strengthening of our organizational foundation, creating synergy among the six club sites, doubling the membership served by the club, and growing clubs throughout the Monroe County, and soon into McMinn County, East Tennessee. Anthony maintains a personal code of ethics characterized by honesty, integrity, a commitment to fairness, and a desire to share his experience and knowledge, as well as an interest to continue to learn from others. Finally, Anthony is married to the other Dr. Tricoli who just happens to be the President of Hiwassee College.