Student Affairs Division Office Staff
Arriving at Austin Peay State University in July 2007, Gregory 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, 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, Golden Key International Honour
Society, Order of Omega Honor Society, and Kappa Alpha Order National Fraternity.
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. He has been recognized by the North American Interfraternity Conference as the recipient of the NIC's Award of Distinction and the NIC Silver Medal for his volunteer work with Kappa Alpha Order and in 2014 by Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary as the recipient of the Morlan-Bishop Faculty Officer of the Year for his volunteer work with Omicron Delta Kappa. In the spring 2020 semester, Singleton was recognized as one of only 10 national recipients of the Outstanding First Year Student Advocate Award by the Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
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.
Dr. Baldwin was born in Flint, Michigan, but moved to Franklin, Tennessee, when she
was 13. She graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary
Studies degree with concentrations in Education and Psychology in 2002. She earned
a Master of Science degree in Management from APSU in 2006, and her Ed.D. from Trevecca
Nazarene University in 2022. She lived and worked in upstate New York for two years,
Morehead, Kentucky, for four years, and Athens, Tennessee, for three years.
She is very excited about working at her Alma Mater and helping students become their best. Dr. Baldwin is an alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, loves spending time with her family, watching football, playing volleyball, snuggling with her fur babies, and meeting new people.
Claudia was born in Ft. Hood, Texas, but moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1996 when her father was stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, as part of the 5th Special Forces Group. Claudia graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Radiologic Technology in 2010. She earned a Master in Public Health degree in Community Health and Preventive Medicine from Baylor University in 2021. After working in Medical Imaging for 13 years, she is excited to be working at her Alma Mater and helping students stay well, safe, and connected. Claudia enjoys spending time with her family and watching anything sports related.
Prior to coming to APSU, Dr. Bryant was a newspaper journalist and later worked in
marketing and publicity on Music Row in Nashville. She earned a B.S. degree from Middle
Tennessee State University, M.S. degree from APSU, and her Ed.D. from Trevecca Nazarene
University. She supervises the department of Student Publications, which houses The All State student newspaper, and formerly the APSU yearbook, The Monocle, the Student Handbook
& Calendar, and other publications. She is responsible for the division assessment
and institutional effectiveness compliance. She created and published the former New
Student Guide and the Parent and Family Guide. She has taught APSU 1000 for several
years and greatly enjoys working with her students. Dr. Bryant has been at APSU for
over 30 years.
Dr. Bryant coordinates the Austin Peay Parent/Family Association, the APSU Parent and Family Portal, parent communications and other parent and family activities. While providing Student Affairs programs through the years she brought notable speakers to campus including, among others, Emmy award-winning journalist and national correspondent Byron Pitts; Judy Shepard, activist, author and mother of murdered Wyoming student Matthew Shepard; Nikki Giovanni, poet, author, professor and activist; Frank Warren, author of PostSecret books and blogs; Dr. Terrance Roberts known for lessons from the "Little Rock Nine"; and Soledad O'Brien, award-winning broadcast journalist. She coordinated the Student Organization and Leader Awards for 12 years adding several awards to recognize outstanding students including the Veteran Student of the Year and the Adult Student Leader of the Year. She previously coordinated the Unity Celebration Event and International Night, and earlier in her APSU career she worked with Student Government Association, the Student Allocations Committee, and coordinated the Governors Ambassadors. She has presented at both regional and national conferences.
She is a member and adviser of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, member of Laurel Wreath Honor Society, SACSA (Southern Association for College Student Affairs), College Media Advisers (CMA), Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) and is an alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Dr. Bryant is a volunteer mentor with the Tennessee Achieves program. She is the mother of three sons and a daughter, and was formerly a musician in the local band Unplugged.
Michael serves as the Coordinator of Student Publications and Communications. In that
role, he serves as the adviser to the student newspaper, The All State, and coordinates
and designs publications and communications for the division.
Michael brings an award winning 25 plus year career that spans multiple states in newspaper journalism, marketing, media, design and photography. Some of his photography has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Street & Smith, & Women’s World Magazine. He also serves as the official championship photographer for the Ohio Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament. and he has served as the director of photography for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.
When Micheal has free time, you can find him cheering on his favorite sports teams and spending time with his wife, Cassie, and their three boys who may or may not be all named after Spider-Man characters, but they are, and the letters just so happen to coincide with the letters of his favorite sandwich.
Lynne has been an employee of Austin Peay since August 1990 and joined the Student Affairs division in 1995. She earned a B.S. in Sociology and is a Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Little Sister, an alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and is the on campus advisor for the Rho Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. She is a Clarksville native and is active in the community at Trinity Episcopal Church, as a board member of Academy for Academic Excellence School and as a vocalist in two local bands.
Vanessya was born in Clarksville and raised in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, as the youngest child of a military family. She has been employed with Austin Peay State University since April 1992 and started working in the Minority Affairs Office. She later joined the team in Student Affairs in 1996. She earned a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in Religious Studies and a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication from Austin Peay. In her free time Vanessya loves gardening, reading and Chicago Style Stepping.