Nicholas Bishop has been hired as vice president for Economic and Community Development at Volunteer State Community College. Bishop comes most recently from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development where he was director of Compliance and Policy in the Workforce Services Division. Bishop is the first person to hold the newly created vice president position at Vol State.
“I’ll be working on economic development initiatives. That includes reaching out to employers for workforce development,” Bishop said. “We want to make sure employers have the workforce they need and that students are being trained for the jobs of the future. I hope I can bridge some gaps and strengthen partnerships.”
Previous to his work for the State of Tennessee, Bishop served on the Morgan County Commission. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from U-T Knoxville, and a J.D. from the Nashville School of Law.