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Philip Oldham

Philip Oldham, President
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(931) 372-3241
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, Planning and Finance, Student Affairs, Research and Economic Development, and University Advancement report directly to the president, as does the Director of Internal Audit, Director of Athletics, Chief Information Officer, and University Counsel.


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Bahman Ghorashi, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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(931) 372-3224
Derryberry (DBRY) 204

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Bahman Ghorashi, is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. The Provost oversees the following university academic units: College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, Graduate Studies, Honors Program, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Whitson-Hester School of Nursing. Additionally, the following programs report to the Provost: Enrollment Management and Student Success, Army ROTC, University 1020, Institutional Research, Senior Associate Provost (Appalachian Craft Center, International Education, Career Services), and Associate Provost (Assessment and Performance Funding, Accreditation).


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Claire Stinson, Vice President for Planning & Finance
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(931) 372-3311
Derryberry (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

Marc Burnett, Vice President for Student Affairs
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(931) 372-3411
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.


Bharat Soni

Bharat Soni, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
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The Vice President for Research and Economic Development provides leadership of research efforts in strategic alignment with regional economic development efforts. He directs the Office of Research and oversees the Millard Oakley STEM Center, Tech-REDI Regional Economic Development Institute, and the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources.
Bharat Soni C.V.


Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson, Athletics Director
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(931) 372-3940
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.


Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens, Senior Associate Provost
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(931) 372-3224
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 204

Dr. Stephens assists the Provost in accomplishing goals of the University's central academic division. He supervises Graduate Studies Administration and the operations of the International Education and Career Services Offices, along with the operation of the Appalachian Center for Craft. Dr. Stephens oversees the University's faculty development programs and Honors Program.


Sharon Huo

Sharon Huo, P.E., Associate Provost
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(931) 372-3224
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 202

Dr. Huo serves as Associate Provost and assists the Provost and Senior Associate Provost in a variety of academic activities. She oversees accreditation, assessment and performance funding. She is the TTU Coordinator for the THEC Performance Funding Program and the TBR-Mandated Program Reviews and Academic Audits. Dr. 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

Karen Lykins, Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing
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(931) 372-3214
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

Francis Otuonye, Associate Vice President for Research
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(931) 372-3374
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 305

Dr. Francis Otuonye assists the vice president for research and economic development in accomplishing the strategic research goals of the university to include development of collaborative relationships with external constituents to enhance the acquisition of grants and contracts; facilitate administrative processes and procedures related to proposal development, negotiation, activation and completion of funded projects; execute intellectual property applications; ensure research compliance with university, Tennessee Board of Regents, state and federal guidelines and policies.


Jeff Young

Jeff Young, Associate Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs
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(931) 372-3311
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

Jack Butler, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Business Services
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(931) 372-3227

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

Robert Hodum, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
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(931) 372-3693
Derryberry Hall (DRBY) 209

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. 


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Reid Christenberry

Reid Christenberry, Chief Information Officer
RChristenberry@tntech.edu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
(931) 372-3971
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

Kae Carpenter, University Counsel
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(931) 372-3269
Derryberry Hall (DRBY) 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.


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