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Office of Institutional Culture Staff

Chief of Institutional Culture and Title IX Coordinator

LaNeeça R. Williams (she, her, hers)                                                                                                          (931) 221-7690

Earned Certifications: Association of the Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)--Civil Rights Investigator-Level 1, Title IX Coordinator- Level 2, ADA/504 Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: Title IX Intakes, Title IX Investigations, Trainings/Workshops, Institutional Culture Programming

LaNeeça R. Williams began in her role July 2019, to direct and manage the newly formed office of Equity, Access and Inclusion.  At APSU, Williams is responsible for developing and integration of the strategic plan for diversity, including recruiting diverse talent, fostering an inclusive work environment, the compliance of Title IX, and ensuring accountability of those efforts through the Office of Institutional Culture.  Since, assuming the role, Williams has established a framework for policy and practices that have advanced how APSU conducts Title IX investigations, including supporting several campus members being trained as certified investigators through ATIXA.  Williams conitnues to work with leadership to implement strategies for developing actionable and attainable institutional culture plans for every unit/department within the campus community. Williams works with several campus members to conduct training and informational sessions to help foster a more inclusive environment that is welcoming for all campus members that address ism's and bring awareness to social justice issues.

Williams is also a member of the President's Senior Leadership Team, Cabinet, and Council and several other University Committees. Williams is also a proud member of the Maxine Smith Fellows, class of 2022 and Leadership Clarksville, class of 2023.  

Prior to arriving at APSU, Williams was the Chief Diversity Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the University of Evansville, the Director of Affirmative Action/EEO and Diversity & Title IX Coordinator at Colorado State University-Pueblo, and the Assistant Director of Affirmative Action and Diversity at Indiana State University. 

Williams received her Master's and Bachelor's of Science degrees from Indiana State University.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate from Johnson University in Tennessee in Business and Public Leadership and is a doctoral candidate. Williams is married to Rodney and they have four children and a dog named Ruby Dee.




Director of Equal Opportunity & Investigator.

Sheila M. Bryant 
(931) 221-7178

Earned Certifications: Association of the Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), and the American with Disabilities Network. 

Primary Responsibilities:Title IX, VI, VII Investigations for Faculty, ADA Accommodations for Faculty, & Faculty Search/Recommendations for the Hiring Process

Sheila M. Bryant is the Director of Equal Opportunity & Investigator. Mrs. Bryant provides leadership in the recommending, developing, and implementing policies, procedures and programs regarding all aspects of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, equity, access, and disability.  She serves as the Title VI and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University with responsibility for investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment, identifying and addressing any patterns of systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints, and preventive education/training for students and university personnel. Mrs. Bryant also serves as the University's American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. She is a member of the President's Cabinet and serves on various campus committees (e.g., Athletic Committee, Committee for Person's with Disabilities, and the Sexual Misconduct Programming Committee).

Prior to her current position as the Director of Equal Opportunity & Investigator, Mrs. Bryant served as the University Registrar at APSU with responsibility for the collection of grades, maintenance of academic student records, review and certification of degree requirement  and graduation.  Other responsibilities included supervision of office personnel, athletic eligibility certification, committee presentation, and bulletin preparation. Prior to joining APSU in 1990, Mrs. Bryant worked at the College of Charleston (CofC) in Charleston, SC in several capacities, the last one serving as the Assistant Registrar in the Office of the Registrar.

Mrs. Bryant earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Tennessee State University in 1994 and a Bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston in 1985. She is married to Joe L. Bryant and they have a sixteen-year-old child, Madisen. 



Jayme Dunn
Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity & Investigator

Jayme Dunn
(931) 221-7160

Earned Certification: Association of the Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)--Civil Rights Investigator-Level 1 Advisor, and ADA Coordinator

Primary Responsibilties:Title IX, VI, and VII Investigations for Staff and Students, ADA Accommodations for Staff, Staff Search/Recommendations for the Hiring Process

Jayme started her career with Austin Peay State University in June of 2023.

Jayme originates from Waterloo, IA with a Master's Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix and received her undergraduate degrees from Upper Iowa University and Hawkeye Community College. Prior to her role with Austin Peay State University she was a Student Services Specialist for Waterloo Community School District. As a Student Services Specialist, Jayme has several years of experience working with conflict resolution of student issues, complaints, investigations, and a multitude of initiatives related to students. 

Jayme is looking forward to continuing her expereince in education through the lenses of higher education and being and active participant of the Austin Peay community and assisting the university in reaching its stratetic goals and initiatives. 

Jayme believes that her empathy and compassion for others is what makes her stand out. She feels very strongly that the way you speak to others and what you say is the key to any interaction and communication.  This thought process assists all communication efforts, especially those of a sensitive nature. 

She relates with the three "C's" of Austin Peay: "Experience Change, Experience Community, Experience Compassion' and looks forward to helping those she encounters to do the same.

Jayme lives in Clarksville with her fiancé and has one daughter. She is looking forward to the calmer winters of a southern state and enjoys the diversity and culture of the local area.