Posted on March 8th in PTK News

Tincher-Ladner to serve on J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Today, President Joe Biden appointed Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner to serve as a member on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The 12-member board appointed by the president supervises the global Fulbright Program, which funds American citizens to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

“A leader like Lynn is what is what sets Phi Theta Kappa apart,” Dr. George Boggs, Chair of PTK Board of Directors, said. “We are so proud of Lynn and grateful for her leadership and commitment to community colleges and community college students.”

With over 30 years in higher education, Tincher-Lander has been a community college math, chemistry, and physics instructor; computer programmer; database administrator; institutional researcher; and university faculty member. She has served on national boards for the College Promise Campaign, the Center for Community College Student Engagement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Rural Community College Alliance, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

As an advocate for community colleges and community college students, Tincher-Ladner uses data to tell their stories and to advocate for the support of America’s community colleges and their students. Her passion and position have established her as a speaker with engagements crisscrossing the country: she frequently presents her state-of-the-art statistics on student success at national conferences and regularly speaks at college convocations and commencements.

Tincher-Ladner holds a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

About the Fulbright Program

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and other professionals—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to forge lasting connections, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. The Fulbright Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, and it is managed, coordinated, and overseen by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in more than 160 countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the first honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 4.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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