With a new five-year contract from the Maryville College Board of Directors, President Bryan Coker is looking to build on what the private liberal arts college has done since he took office in 2020. The board unanimously approved the contract, which will take effect July 1, at a May 6 meeting, following a comprehensive evaluation that included interviews and written evaluations from groups representing the college faculty, staff and students, as well as the and broader Blount County community. ...
Maryville College President Bryan Coker encourages Blount County leaders to learn from diversity at MLK luncheon
Maryville College President Bryan Coker challenged Blount County’s business and civic leaders Friday to learn by spending time with diverse people. Speaking at the MLK Business Luncheon at the Airport Hilton, Coker noted that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy they were celebrating, was considered radical and even dangerous in his day.