Philip Oldham, President
Derryberry (DBRY) 206
President Oldham is the chief executive officer of the university and responsible for official communication with the Tennessee Board of Regents. He directs the establishment of and commitment to the University's mission, strategic goals and objectives, and affirmative action. He directs the administration of and approves fiscal and facilities planning, as well as educational, research, and public service operations and policies of the institution. The vice presidents of Academic Affairs, Business and Planning, Student Affairs, Extended Programs and Regional Development, and University Advancement report directly to the president, as does the Director of Internal Audit, Director of Athletics, Director of Diversity and Legal Affairs, and University Counsel.
Mark Stephens, Interim Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 204
Dr. Stephens assists the chief executive officer in accomplishing goals of the University's central academic division. He supervises the operation of the Appalachian Center for Crafts and collaborates with the College of Education with regard to the implementation of the Art Education and Fine Arts degree programs. He supervises the operations of the International Student Affairs and Career Services Offices, oversees the Performance Funding Program and institutional effectiveness efforts, serves as the University's administrator with regard to space utilization, supervises the process of student evaluation of faculty and the University's faculty development programs, assists the Vice President and Provost when necessary regarding such issues as tenure and promotion, personnel, etc. In addition, Dr. Stephens supervises the University's self-study efforts for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Claire Stinson, Vice President for Business and Planning
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 100
Dr. Stinson is the chief business and fiscal officer of the University and responsible to the President for the receiving, disbursement, and accounting of all monies due the University. She is responsible for disbursing all funds in accordance with the annual budget. Through the Business Office and its staff members, the Vice President makes purchases for the University. Stinson also administers the financial and accounting aspects of student loans, grants, and scholarships. The Vice President provides financial management of auxiliary enterprises of the University, which includes Dining Services and the Bookstore. She is also responsible for the physical plant of the University and campus planning.
Marc Burnett, Vice President for Student Affairs
Roaden University Center (RUC) 221
As the lead student affairs administrator, Mr. Burnett works with students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain student development. He oversees policies and programs performed within the Division of Student Affairs which includes: Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Eagle Card, Greek Life, Health Services, Minority Affairs, Orientation and Student Success, Recreation and Fitness Center, Residential Life, Student Activities, and the Roaden University Center.
Mark Hutchins, Vice President for University Advancement
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 300 Webpage
Mr. Hutchins is responsible to the President for managing a comprehensive institutional advancement program to include fund raising, foundation development, alumni relations, public information, photographic services and graphic arts. He provides overall direction, coordination and supervision of all activities of the offices within University Advancement. The Vice President serves as staff liaison for the University foundation and is responsible for the coordination of fund raising activities. As chief development officer, the Vice President cultivates and solicits selected donor prospects, particularly among major corporations, foundations, and individuals with the goal of generating large gifts for the University.
Mark Wilson, Athletics Director
Hooper Eblen Center (HOOP) 300
The Director of Athletics is responsible to the President for the overall direction, coordination and supervision of all areas of Tennessee Tech’s NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program. He manages and provides leadership to 16 varsity athletic teams and athletics administrative/support areas, including Athletics Academic Advising, Business/Personnel, Corporate Sales/Marketing/Promotions, Development, Facilities/Game Operations, Licensing, NCAA Compliance, Sports Information/Broadcasting, Sports Medicine, Strength/Conditioning and Tickets. His primary function is to promote student-athlete success and welfare in the academic setting and in competition, while incorporating ethical conduct and good sportsmanship. All areas under his direction serve as major public relations outlets for the university and the region, and as entertainment for students and the community.
Sharon Huo, P.E., Interim Associate Provost
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 202
Dr. Sharon Huo serves as Interim Associate Provost and assists the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in a variety of academic activities. She is the TTU Coordinator for the THEC Performance Funding Program, the TBR-Mandated Program Reviews and Academic Audits, and the University International Education programs. Dr. Huo oversees the operation of TTU Appalachian Center for Crafts, International Education Office, Career Services Office, Honors Program, and Technology Institute. She serves as the University's administrator with regard to space utilization, faculty development, and international cooperation. Dr. Huo also assists the Provost in the process of tenure and promotion evaluations.
Dr. Sharon Huo is a Professor of Civil Engineering. Her areas of specialty include: Structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, prestressed concrete design, structural steel design, bridge design, and seismic analysis.
Karen Lykins, Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing
Roaden University Center (RUC) 359A
Lykins oversees and strategically plans the university's public relations, communications and marketing efforts. She typically serves as the university's primary media spokesperson. She supervises the Office of Communications & Marketing, which coordinates and supports the university's communications and enhances TTU's recognition and image through the media. The office is the hub for campus publications, media relations and web design.
Francis Otuonye, Associate Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 306
Jeff Young, Associate Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 100
Mr. Young assists the Vice President in all areas of fiscal affairs. The Associate Vice President is responsible for foundation accounting, investments, cash management, accounts payable, general accounting, and bursar responsibilities including accounts receivable, cashiers, and loan accounting. Other areas include financial reporting and budget.
Jack Butler, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Business Services
Manages, plans and monitors the university’s Facilities and Business Services operation including, HVAC & other utility systems, construction, building and grounds maintenance, renovations, preventative maintenance programs, recycling programs, energy conservation, custodial standards, warehousing, vehicle maintenance, telephone and cable TV systems and university procurement. Supervises and evaluates Facilities and Business Services administrative and professional staff.
Robert Hodum, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 209Resume/CV
Dr. Hodum directs the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs, services and policies designed to increase student recruitment, retention and progress towards graduation. He assists the President and Provost by managing optimal university enrollment through attracting qualified applicants, supporting their admission and registration processes, managing effective financial aid programs, and enhancing academic success, retention, and graduation.
Reid Christenberry, Chief Information Officer
Clement Hall (CLEM) 220
Mr. Christenberry coordinates and manages the daily operation of the Information Technology Services organization and work units. He manages and provides leadership for the support, development, coordination and implementation of ITS strategic initiatives. He serves as a spokesperson and ITS expert for the University on matters related to information and learning technologies. He provides risk management via logical, virtual and physical security.
Kae Carpenter, University Counsel
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 450
Ms. Carpenter provides legal assistance to support the University in accomplishing its mission. She advises the University administration on a broad range of initiatives, policy matters, and issues. Other duties include serving as a liaison between the University and its related and affiliated entities on legal and policy issues; review of University contracts and agreements; and representing the University before federal and state administrative bodies.