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 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. Dean Singleton has also served as the National Scholarship Officer for Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity since 2007 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.
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 received a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and earned her masters degree from APSU in 1999. She has served with four APSU presidents. She supervises the department of Student Publications, which produces the student newspaper, the APSU yearbook, the student handbook/calendar, the New Student/Parent Guide, and others. She works with the Austin Peay Parent/Family Association and other parent activities, and coordinates the annual Student Organization and Leader Awards recognition program. 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 Chief Richard Picciotto, the highest ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center attacks. She is a member of SACSA - Southern Association for College Student Affairs, ACPA - American College Personnel Association, and College Media Advisers. She is the mother of three sons and a daughter, and enjoys and supports their activities, as well as theater, photography, music, and vintage collecting.
Prior to joining the Austin Peay Student Affairs team, Brianna graduated from North Carolina State University with her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration; serving the NC State Department of Greek Life as a graduate advisor. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in 2007 from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Media. Brianna is a member of the Association of Fraternity & Sorority Advisors, attending regional and national conferences to keep up to date on the latest trends in fraternity & sorority life. In her spare time, Brianna’s interests include reading, enjoying live music, design/art, traveling and spending time spoiling her dog, Bodie James.
Jake came to APSU 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 Clarskville and beyond. His time covering the military was highlighted by a successful two-month solo embed in eastern and southern Afghanistan in February 2009. Jake is a member of the College Media Association, serving as Convention Planning Committee, Chair - New Member Services, the Associated Collegiate Press, and the Southeast Journalism Conference. He has presented at both regional and national conferences.
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Affairs
Graduate Assistant, Student Publications and Marketing
Lucas Bearden, Student Assistant
Zachary Gillman, Student Assistant
Joseph Marler, Student Assistant
Matt Robertson, Student Assistant
Ben Sterling, Student Assistant