Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean paid a visit to Martin Methodist College (MMC) Monday, June 20. He coupled his visit to the college with a trip to Pulaski Elementary School where the Read to be Ready Summer Program is being held in partnership with MMC. Dean read a book to the group of 74 children and then took time to answer the students’ questions that ranged from how many pets he has to what he thinks about his job. While in town, Dean also visited with area business and community leaders.

 Dean, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, was Nashville’s 68th mayor and served from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being mayor, Dean served as Nashville's Director of Law from 1999 to 2007 and was elected as the city’s public defender in 1990, 1994 and 1998. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and currently serves on the faculty of Belmont University as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of History and Politics.

 “It was a pleasure to have Mayor Dean on campus,” said Interim President Robby Shelton. “While the college does not endorse political candidates, we do embrace anyone who wants to visit MMC and learn more about rural education and the region we serve.”

 MMC does not endorse any political candidate or take partisan political positions. The college, however, will participate in non-partisan activities on occasion by inviting elected officials and candidates to visit the campus to raise greater awareness of MMC activities, discuss higher education policy and rural primary education. 

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478