HERO Contacts and Links for Institutions and Systems

Each higher education institution and system is requested to appoint a current employee to serve as a contact person to the Higher Education Resource Officer. These contacts assist in the resolution of issues involving their institution or system. You may update the HERO contact for your institution or system HERE.

HERO Contacts for Higher Education Institutions

Tennessee Board of Regents

Colleges of Applied Technology

Institution

HERO Contact

Athens Kim Davis
Chattanooga Dr. Mike Ricketts
Covington JacQuene Rainey
Crossville Cliff Wightman
Crump Henrietta Kellum Lusk
Dickson Cathleen Clark
Elizabethton Danny O’Quinn
Harriman Chris Ayers
Hartsville Jonathan Smallwood
Hohenwald Randy Young
Jacksboro Tim Smith
Jackson Dr. Jeff Sisk
Knoxville Kasey Vatter
Livingston Stacy McFall
McKenzie John Ridgeway
McMinnville Marvin Lusk
Memphis Gwen Sutton
Morristown Lisa Ryan
Murfreesboro Cindy Beverley
Nashville Melanie Buchanan
Newbern Donnie Walton
Oneida/ Huntsville Amy West
Paris Willie Huffman
Pulaski Stephanie Grissom
Ripley JacQuene Rainey
Shelbyville Natalie Austin
Whiteville Carolyn Beverly

Community Colleges

Institution

HERO Contact

Chattanooga State Community College Brian Evans
Cleveland State Community College Joan Bates
Columbia State Community College Christie Miller
Dyersburg State Community College Sheila Gillahan
Jackson State Community College Amy West
Motlow State Community College Laura Jent
Nashville State Community College Dr. Flora Setayesh
Northeast State Community College Chris Hyder
Pellissippi State Community College Carole Gary
Roane State Community College Odell Fearn
Southwest TN Community College Monika Johnson
Volunteer State Community College Lori Cutrell
Walters State Community College Tammy Goode

Universities

Institution

HERO Contact

Austin Peay State University Carol Clark
East TN State University Bridget Baird
Middle TN State University Andrew Oppman
TN State University Jane Jackson
TN Technological University Dr. Leslie Crickenberger
University of Memphis Bruce Harber

University of Tennessee Institutions

Institution

HERO Contact

University of TN, Chattanooga Terry Denniston
University of TN, Health Science Center Dr. Michael Alston
University of TN, Institute of Agriculture Whitney Fair
University of TN, Institute of Public Service Tomi Rogers
University of TN, Knoxville Chris Cimino
University of TN,
Martin
Edie Gibson
University of TN, Space Institute Patricia
Burks-Jelks

HERO Contacts for Higher Education Systems

System

HERO Contact

Tennessee Board of
Regents

Mike Batson | Linda Ciprich

The University of Tennessee System Linda Harig