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Meet the Administrative Staff

Allen Barger
Dr. Allen Barger

Name: Allen Barger, Ed.D
: Director of BSGS, AS LIBA, & Student Success
Education: Bachelors in Spanish and Resort Recreation & Tourism Management from Slippery Rock University, Master of Arts in College Student Personnel, and Doctorate of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University
Location: McReynolds 101
Phone: (931) 221-1021

Dr. Allen Barger has worked at Austin Peay since July of 2004. He started as an Academic & Career Advisor, has worked as a Student Success Coordinator, and is now the Director of BSGS, AS LIBA, & Student Success. Additionally, he has been an adjunct instructor for APSU 1000 and the Leadership Department. He has also studied in Ecuador, Mexico, and Germany.


Ryan Combs
Ryan Combs

Name: Ryan Combs
: Student Success Coordinator of First Year Seminar and the Peer Leader Program
Education: Bachelor of Arts from Belmont University; Master of Sport Administration from Belmont University
Location: Ellington 210
Phone: (931)-221-6429

Ryan Combs joins the Student Success staff after working in APSU Athletics from 2016-2021. In the athletics department, Ryan served as the Director of Student-Athlete Development and oversaw the academic success of APSU baseball, volleyball, women’s basketball, and soccer student-athletes. Originally from Hazard, Ky, Ryan received his Bachelors and Masters from Belmont University, and is currently working towards his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at APSU.





Karen Sanchez

Name: Karen Sanchez
: Administrative Assistant