RED OAK — TSTC Vice Chancellor Jeff Kilgore announces the appointment of Marcus Balch to serve as provost for the Texas State Technical College campus in North Texas. Balch began serving in the role in mid-December.

Balch started his career at TSTC more than 15 years ago as an Admissions Advisor at the Waco campus. Today, he serves as TSTC’s Vice President of Student Recruitment for all 10 campuses. Over the past year Balch has led the transition of recruiting department from a regional focus to statewide. Previously, he served as TSTC’s Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at the Waco campus.

“The provost serves as the senior campus executive in developing, implementing and maintaining strategies that grow TSTC’s student and donor markets, builds the TSTC brand regionally, improves the quality of the local campus and experience of its students, and works to unify the faculty and staff in making TSTC a great place to work,” said Kilgore. “Growing enrollment and the TSTC brand in North Texas is of the highest priorities. Marcus’ experience and leadership in recruitment combined with the high respect he has earned from his teammates in North Texas has positioned him well for this new assignment,” added Kilgore.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the growth efforts at one of TSTC’s strategic locations. We have an aggressive goal for growth at TSTC in North Texas and I’m confident that working closely with our faculty, staff, community partners and industry partners we can make technical education followed by a rewarding career accessible to more people in this region,” said Balch. “I’m proud to be a part of the TSTC family and look forward to working more closely with the folks at TSTC in North Texas to Place More Texans.”

Balch earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University. He is a member of Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Balch was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Excellence Award in 2009 and honored as Employee of the Year at TSTC in Waco in 2006