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Meet the Administrative Staff

Dr Dametraus Jaggers
Dr. Dametraus Jaggers

Name: Dametraus Jaggers, PhD.
: Executive Director 
Education: Bachelors of Business in Marketing and Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University. Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 
Location: McReynolds Building
Phone: (931) 221-6641

Dr. Dametraus Jaggers is an experienced higher education leader, scholar and researcher. His has diverse experience in higher education student affairs, academic affairs and faculty roles. Prior to Austin Peay, Dr. Jaggers was the Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan at Tennessee State University. As the Senior Director of the Dowdy Multicultural Center at West Chester University, Dr. Jaggers provided leadership and strategic direction for student multicultural programming and student success initiatives.


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: Miller Hall 
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.


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Allison Rodriguez

Name: Allison Rodriguez
: Administrative Assistant
Education: Bachelors of Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno
Location: McReynolds Building 
Phone: (931) 221-6643

Allison Rodriguez was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. The military brought her and her husband to Tennessee. Allison is bilingual in English and Spanish. She joined Student Success as an experienced Administrative Assistant. Allison is the primary contact for students and individuals, she provides organizational information via phone, in person and through other communication mediums. Allison is passionate about helping people and she looks forward to serving the students and community here at APSU.