Jacksonville College’s spring commencement set for May 11

May 08, 2019
Dr. Michael Tidwell Dr. Michael Tidwell

Jacksonville College will hold its Spring 2019 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 11, at Central Baptist Church, 1909 E. Rusk St., in Jacksonville.

Dr. Michael Tidwell, president of The University of Texas at Tyler, will deliver the commencement address.

Dr. Tidwell has served in the field of higher education for 16 years as an administrator and professor at universities around the nation and abroad.

His experience also includes teaching on the international stage. He has been a visiting professor at CHM College in Ulhasnagar, India; Birla College in Kalyan, India; ICMIS in Bangalore, India; and Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya.

A native of southern California, Dr. Tidwell earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He went on to earn his Master of Arts in Communication and his Ph.D. in Organizational Studies from Washington State University.

He has been a management and research consultant for business leaders seeking to resolve critical human resource issues since 2003.

Over his career, Dr. Tidwell has been published in various scholarly journals and has been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences.

His recent research efforts have focused on managing business relationships across international boundaries.
Dr. Tidwell and his wife, Karen, have two children, Cyrus and Bradley.