TCC College Board Members & Committees


TCC’s College Board is composed of business, industry and education leaders from across Hampton Roads.

2018-19 Standing Committees

Executive Committee

  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair
  • Paulette D. Franklin-Jenkins, Board Vice Chair
  • James (Jay) N. Lucado, Chair – Finance & Facilities Committee
  • John M. Murray, Chair – Curriculum & Student Development Committee
  • Cynthia (Cindy) S. Free, Chair – Advocacy Committee
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Latesha D. Johnson, Executive Assistant to the President (board liaison & staff support)


Finance & Facilities Committee

  • James (Jay) N. Lucado, Chair
  • John D. Padgett
  • Paulette D. Franklin-Jenkins
  • Delceno C. Miles
  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair (ex officio)
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Phyllis F. Milloy, Vice President for Finance (staff liaison)
  • Matthew J. Baumgarten, Executive Director for Real Estate Foundation & COO of Facilities & Public Safety (staff liaison)


Curriculum & Student Development Committee

  • John M. Murray, Chair
  • Barry C. Brown
  • Lynn B. Clements
  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair (ex officio)
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Corey L. McCray, Interim Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs (staff liaison) and Vice President for Workforce Solutions (staff liaison)


Advocacy Committee

  • Cynthia (Cindy) S. Free, Chair
  • Jerome A. Bynum
  • William (Bill) W. Crow
  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair (ex officio)
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Marian Anderfuren, Vice President for Institutional Advancement (staff liaison)


Educational and Real Estate Foundation Board Representatives

  • Terri N. Thompson & Delceno C. Miles, TCCEF & John D. Padgett, TCCREF

College Board members

Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair

Terri N. ThompsonTerri N. Thompson was appointed by the Chesapeake City Council to the College Board in 2012. As Board chair, she leads the Executive Committee.

Ms. Thompson has been successful in the insurance and financial services industry for over 25 years. A Property & Casualty Claims Manager with State Farm Insurance Companies, she manages claims operations within the Mid-Atlantic Zone and produces high level results.

Her reach within the company, both professionally and personally, fostered marketing opportunities and achieved significant milestones in building civic relationships.

Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Science from Lincoln University and earned the prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, as well as the Chartered Life Underwriter designation with The American College. She is also a 2011 graduate of the Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia.

Part of her community connection includes serving as a board member on multiple organizations — the Chesapeake Community Services Board, League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (Norfolk Division), and TCC’s Network for Empowering Women Students (N.E.W.S.).

Her service to the board will continue to advance the college’s mission in the twenty-first century.

Paulette D. Franklin-Jenkins, Board Vice Chair

Paulette Franklin JenkinsPaulette D. Franklin-Jenkins was appointed to the College Board by Portsmouth City Council in January 2017. She serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee.

Dr. Barry C. Brown

Dr. Barry C. BrownDr. Barry C. Brown was appointed by Virginia Beach City Council to the TCC College Board in 2018.

Dr. Barry Brown has over 20 years as a public school educator. He has served as a general education teacher, special education teacher, central office special education administrator, elementary assistant principal and now elementary principal. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Norfolk State University, Regent University and The University of Virginia. He is a retired Army Reserves Officer with his last assignment being a Divisions’ Anti- Terrorism Officer.

He is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and married with three children. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Virginia, his master degree in elementary education from Old Dominion University and his bachelor degree in political science from Norfolk State University. Moreover, he holds a National Principal Mentor Certification from The National Association of Elementary School Principals.

He has given himself to Church and local organizations including Diaconate Member of First Baptist Church, Bute Street Norfolk, Deep Creek Ruritans, Board of Directors of Greenbrier North YMCA, Board of Directors of READY Academy Christian School and past Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Norfolk Christian Schools.

Jerome A. Bynum

Jerome BynumJerome A. Bynum was appointed by the Norfolk City Council in December 2016. He serves on the Advocacy Committee.

Lynn B. Clements

Lynn Clements, TCC College Board memberOld Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia – Master of Science, Education (December, 1980); Bachelor of Science, Biology (May,1976)

Lynn was named Executive Director of the Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk in August 2017 after a 32-year career at the Virginia Aquarium where she was an experienced Department Director and CEO with a demonstrated history of working in municipal government and the aquarium and zoo profession. She is a strong business development professional, skilled in nonprofit organizational development, coaching, event management, and team building. Originally hired at the Virginia Marine Science Museum in 1985, she worked her way up the ranks, serving as the Director of Education, Marketing, Operations, Development and Deputy Director. In 2002, she was named Director of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the Executive Director of the Aquarium’s non-profit foundation. She was also the Director of the City of Virginia Beach Department of Aquarium & Museums where she operated three historic house museums and an African American Museum. Previously she was a public school science educator and science department chair. Her 2009 Owls Creek Master Plan laid the groundwork for the projects funded by her successful $25 million capital campaign for the Restless Planet exhibits in 2009. As part of the Virginia Aquarium’s current $40 million capital campaign for the Darden Marine Animal Conservation Center, new Marsh exhibits and endowment, Lynn raised $12.7 million in private funds before she started at the Slover Library for projects that are slated to open in 2019-2020.

Under Lynn’s leadership, the Aquarium was recognized as the Philanthropic Organization of the Year, and she was recognized as Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, and served on the national Association of Zoos & Aquariums board, ODU’s Science Advisory Board and as a trustee for Tidewater Community College and Virginia Wesleyan University. She was one of 50 CEOs in the 2017 National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program “Community & Culture” sponsored by Harvard and the University of Michigan’s schools of business and the Kresge Foundation and will receive the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in March 2018 for her work to eliminate racism and empower women.

William (Bill) W. Crow

Bill Crow, TCC College Board memberWilliam W. “Bill” Crow was appointed by Chesapeake City Council to the TCC College Board in 2018. He serves on the Curriculum and Student Development Committee.

Mr. Crow has been president of the Virginia Ship Repair Association since 2012, focusing the organization on being “the Strength Behind the Fleet.”

He retired from the Navy after 30 years of service, having achieved the rank of Captain. As a Senior Naval Consultant for McKean Defense Group, he developed policies and procedures to improve the Navy’s conventional surface ship maintenance and modernization.

His Navy career included Commanding Officer positions at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and later the Joint Expeditionary Base; and Executive Officer of Naval Station Norfolk.

native of Morganfield, Ky., Mr. Crow holds a Master of Science from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science and his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

Cynthia S. Free

Cindy S. FreeCynthia “Cindy” S. Free was appointed to the TCC College Board by the Virginia Beach City Council in September 2015. She serves on the Advocacy Committee. 

Ms. Free, a Hampton Roads native, is a member of the Atlantic Orthopedic Specialist Physical Therapy team in Virginia Beach. She coordinates industrial rehabilitation, workers’ compensation, return-to-work practices, disability examinations, inventory, quality standards, students, and personnel matters.

Over the years, Ms. Free has earned noteworthy licensure and credentials in the orthopedic and rehabilitation fields in service to South Hampton Roads. A proud TCC alumna, Ms. Free started her path on the Virginia Beach Campus, earning an Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in 1986.

Ms. Free has a passion for dance and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has danced at Old Dominion University and at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.

James N. Lucado

James LucadoJames N. "Jay" Lucado was appointed to the College Board by Chesapeake City Council in January 2016. He serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee.

Delceno Miles

Delceno MilesDelceno C. Miles was appointed to the TCC College Board by the Virginia Beach City Council in 2017. She also serves on the TCC Educational Foundation Board.

She is President/CEO of The Miles Agency, a Virginia Beach-based niche marketing and public relations firm she founded in 1989. Ms. Miles’ areas of expertise are public relations, special events, multicultural marketing and community outreach. She is an adjunct professor of strategic communications at Regent University.

Ms. Miles has extensive involvement in civic and business organizations in Hampton Roads. She serves on the boards of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (regional and Virginia Beach Division) and the Beachevents Steering Committee. She is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation. She served on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia where she is the immediate past president.

She was appointed in 2002 as the first African American and only the third woman chair of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce regional board. She was elected to the Virginia Beach School Board and served as vice chair for two years.

Ms. Miles holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from Regent and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University. She completed the Advanced Management Education Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as the Minority Business Executive Program at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

John M. Murray

John M. Murray

John M. Murray was appointed by Norfolk City Council to the Tidewater Community College Board in 2011. He is board vice-chair, a member of the Executive Committee and serves on the Curriculum & Student Development Committee.

Mr. Murray is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner at PB Mares, LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the nation. Countless local restaurants depend on his expertise, which he has also shared in a nationally published guide to operating successful establishments.

Many national, regional, and local professional organizations benefit from Mr. Murray's membership, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association, and the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association. Virginia Business has recognized him as a "Super CPA" for work with both corporate and individual clients.

Mr. Murray is a former governor of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, and a former board member of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic. He received his bachelor of science from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. 

John D. Padgett

John D. PadgettJohn D. Padgett was appointed to the Tidewater Community College Board by Norfolk City Council in 2011. A former chair, he serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee.

Managing Partner of McGuireWoods’ Norfolk Office, he is an attorney whose expertise in advising corporate clients on a wide range of issues is matched by his commitment to myriad South Hampton Roads civic and philanthropic organizations.

A native of Norfolk, Mr. Padgett received his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from the Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Designated by Virginia Business as one of the commonwealth's best corporate attorneys and one of its best transportation attorneys, Mr. Padgett provides counsel and litigation support to an array of public and private entities. His subject matter expertise includes international trade and customs; transportation law; emerging growth and private equity; admiralty and maritime matters; banking and financial institutions; and commercial real estate.

He has given of himself to — among others — local organizations including the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, of which he is chair; Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Roads YMCA, both of which he served as chair; and the Rotary Club of Norfolk, of which he is past-president. Mr. Padgett has also previously served as the chair of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.