Dr. Sherryl A. Byrd
Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. Byrd came to APSU in 2006 after serving for nine years as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Auburn University Montgomery. She has also worked at Jacksonville State University and the University of South Alabama. A Nashville native, she graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. degree and M.A. in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education. She completed the Ed.D. degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Alabama. She has been involved in many professional activities and leadership roles including president of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) and conference chair for NASPA Region III Summer Symposium. She has served the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as chair of the Student Affairs Sub-Council and has been appointed to the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee and Common Calendar Committee. Her personal interests include travel, especially experiencing different cultures and viewing wildlife in their natural habitat. She also enjoys photography, following SEC football and collecting foreign coins and currency.
Gregory R. Singleton
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Arriving at Austin Peay State University in July 2007, Dean Singleton previously served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs at the University of Miami; Assistant Dean of Students at Purdue University; and Coordinator for Fraternity/Sorority Affairs at the University of Memphis. A Tennessee native, Dean Singleton graduated from Jackson State Community College with an A.S. degree; the University of Memphis with both a B.S. in Education and a M.S. in Student Personnel Services and Counseling; a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Florida International University; and has completed his Ed.D. course work at Florida International University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Additionally, he was selected and attended Harvard University as a participant in their Mid-Management Institute. He holds membership in Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary; Mortar Board Senior Honorary; Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary; Phi Kappa Phi Education Honorary; Alpha Sigma Lambda Non-Traditional Honor Society; Gamma Sigma Alpha Academic Honorary, Order of Omega Honor Society, and Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity.
Dean Singleton has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors as the National President, Vice President of Membership (2 terms), National Conference Chair, and as both the President and Secretary of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Foundation. Additionally, he served for 18 years on the Executive Board of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC), six as the Executive Director; and was the Executive Director of Rho Lambda National Panhellenic Honorary. He has also served as the National Scholarship Officer for Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity since 2007, is the current Commander for the William E. Forester Province (West Tennessee and Eastern Arkansas) and is the recipient of the Kappa Alpha Order Interfraternal Service Award, KA Certificate of Service and Certificate of Honor Awards, and a 2009 recipient of the Kappa Alpha Order Knight Commander’s Accolade, the highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus of the national fraternity. He was the first male recipient of the Outstanding Panhellenic Advisor’s Award from the National Panhellenic Conference and the first male recipient of the Outstanding Panhellenic Advisor Award from the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. In 2014, he was recognized by the North American Interfraternity Conference as the receipient of the NIC's Award of Distinction for his volunteer work with Kappa Alpha Order and by Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary as the receipient of the Morlan-Bishop Faculty Officer of the Year for his volunteer work with Omicron Delta Kappa.
Dean Singleton is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities on academic success, and works closely with APSU faculty/staff on meeting the needs of our students. He enjoys travel and volunteer work with both Kappa Alpha Order and in the greater Clarksville/Nashville communities.
Tammy H. Bryant
Director of Student Affairs Programs and Services
Tammy began her career at APSU in 1990 and joined the staff in Student Affairs in 1992. She previously worked on Music Row in Nashville and was a writer for the Murfreesboro newspaper. She earned her B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her M.S. degree from APSU. During her tenure at APSU she has served with four APSU presidents. She supervises the department of Student Publications, which produces The All State - student newspaper, the APSU yearbook The Monocle, the student handbook/calendar, the New Student/Parent Guide, and others, and chairs the Student Affairs division Assessment Committee. She coordinates the Austin Peay Parent/Family Association and other parent activities as well. She has brought notable speakers to campus including, among others, Byron Pitts, Emmy award winning journalist and national correspondent; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental lawyer and activist; Judy Shepard, activist, author and mother of murdered student Matthew Shepard; Nikki Giovanni, poet, author, professor and activist; and Soledad O'Brien, award-winning broadcast journalist. She is a member of SACSA (Southern Association for College Student Affairs), ACPA (American College Personnel Association), College Media Advisers (CMA), Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), NASPA, and is an alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She is the mother of three sons and a daughter, one son is an APSU alum and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and one son is currently attending APSU.
Stephen is the newest addition to the office of Student Affairs. He joined the staff as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in February 2014 after serving a year and a half in Fraternity and Sorority Life at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Stephen received his Masters degree in Higher Education from Florida State University and his Bachelors of Business Administration from Mercer University. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity, and between his undergraduate and graduate work Stephen served as a consultant for Chi Phi Fraternity. He is quite active with many organizations, and serves as the National Co-Chair for the Fraternity & Sorority Knowledge for NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), Assistant Executive Director of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference, Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors Perspectives Editorial Board, and many other regional and national committees. Stephen strives to assist students with utilizing resources to develop and elevate their fraternal experience while enhancing the community at large.
Jake came to Student Publications and Marketing in January 2011 after more than 10 years as a working journalist. With extensive experience in a number of roles including copy editor, photographer, page designer, daily journalist, editor and war correspondent, his journalistic career is highlighted by his time as Military Affairs Reporter for The Leaf-Chronicle, the community newspaper serving Clarksville, Tenn. and Fort Campbell, Ky. During his time at The Leaf-Chronicle, Jake covered all aspects of the vibrant military and veteran community in Clarksville and beyond. His time covering the military was highlighted by a successful two-month solo embed in eastern and southern Afghanistan in February 2009. He earned a B.S. degree in Journalism from Murray State University and will complete his M.S. degree at APSU in 2014. He is a member of the College Media Advisers (CMA), serving as Convention Planning Committee Co-chair and New Member Services, the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP), and is a member of and president-elect of the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) . He has presented at both regional and national conferences. As a native of Chicago, Jake is a big Cubs and Bears fan, and is the proud father of a son.
Lynne Yarbrough, B.S.
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Vanessya Fountain, B.S.
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Cindy McElroy, B.S.
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Affairs
Katherine McCully, Graduate Assistant, Student Publications
and Student Affairs
Zakary Gosa-Lewis, Graduate Assistant, Fraternity/Sorority Affairs
and Dean of Students
Lucas Bearden, Student Assistant
Zachary Gillman, Student Assistant
Chad Plummer, Student Assistant
Bethany Long, Student Assistant