From staff reports
Cuyahoga Community College announced that Dr. Terri Pope has been named president of Westshore Campus in Westlake.
Pope had served as interim president of that campus since October. She replaced J. Michael Thomson, who is now president of Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.
“It is a privilege to serve the same college I attended as a student,” Pope said. “Our new Westshore Campus is a vibrant and innovative place. I am working with a team dedicated to student success and I am very honored to serve as campus president.”
Pope joined Tri-C as an adjunct biology instructor in 1988 before becoming a full-time instructor in 1991 and a tenured professor in 1997. She served in faculty leadership for many years, most recently as chair of Westshore’s faculty senate.
In 2012, Pope received Tri-C’s Ralph M. Besse Award for Teaching Excellence for her commitment to academic achievement. She’s known for utilizing an inventive teaching style that brings the curriculum to life for her students.
“Dr. Pope’s longstanding commitment to student success, both in and out of the classroom, will be invaluable to the continued growth and development of Westshore Campus,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said. The campus at 31001 Clemens Road opened in 2011.
Pope holds a doctorate from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. Pope attended Tri-C for the first two years of her undergraduate studies.
She is well published and highly regarded in her field. Prior to her arrival at Tri-C, Pope was a consulting nutritionist.