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College of Arts and Letters Advisors

Whitney Milliken

Whitney Milliken
Student Success Director
(931) 221-7897

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Organization Communication from Murray State University
  • Location: McReynolds 108

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Whitney Milliken is a Clarksville native and began her career at Austin Peay in 2008. Her professional experience includes work as an academic advisor and student success coordinator working with CoAL students. Whitney has prior experience coordinating the Peer Leader program, teaching peer leadership courses, UNIV 1000, and PASS 0900. Whitney is passionate about helping students be successful and helping them navigate their way through the college experience. 


Ryan Darensbourg

Ryan Darensbourg
Student Success Professional
(931) 221-6587

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services from Western Illinois University
  • Majors Advised: English, Dance, History, Philosophy and Religion, World Languages, Literature, Music, and Theatre 
  • Location: Harned Hall 107

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Ryan is a native of Baton Rouge, La, and began his career at Austin Peay in the fall of 2021. As a student affairs professional his experiences included work in a variety of student service areas including academic advising, disability resources, student development, and career development. Ryan is motivated by the opportunity to assist students in maximizing their college experience and accomplishing their higher education goals. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, playing Frisbee golf with his son, and hiking!


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Ashton Hite 
Academic Advisor
(931) 221-6589

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Austin Peay State University 
  • Majors Advised: Art and Communications 
  • Location: McReynolds 114

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Ashton Hite is a native of Richmond, Kentucky. She started at APSU in 2011 as a transfer student and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education. For 8 years she taught middle school in both the CMCSS and Robertson County School districts. Ashton has her Project Management Certification and enjoys working in a professional setting. She currently resides with her husband, 5-year old son, and dog in Clarksville. In her spare time, you can find her attending concerts, festivals, sporting events, thrifting and watching her son play sports!


Demetrius Hobbs

Demetrius Hobbs
College Possible Coach
(931) 221-6868

  • Location: McReynolds 112


Demetrius S. Hobbs began serving as a Student Success Coach in the Fall of 2022 but previously worked on campus with Austin Peay’s newspaper, The Allstate. Demetrius graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2021 with a B.A. in Engineering Technology. He recently earned his M.A. in Corporate Communications in May 2024. Demetrius is passionate about assisting students on campus and navigating challenges and successes that come with their college careers.