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Division of Student Affairs Staff

Dr. Joe H. Sherlin, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs

Executive officer of the Division for Student Affairs reporting to the President and serving as a member of university Executive Team and the University Council.

Dr. Sherlin provides leadership for the Division; develops and approves Division policy and procedure, budgets, staff appointments, appeals, salaries, requisitions, and travel requests; evaluates services and provides leadership for strategic planning.

He is also the Division liaison to campus and community constituents and serves on the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Student Affairs Sub Council; Chairs the Technology Access Fee Committee, and Student Affairs Council, and serves as a resource for students and student organizations.


Dr. Jeff S. Howard, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

Assists with supervision and management of the Division of Student Affairs.

Dr. Howard directly supervises Student Conduct, Campus Recreation, Multicultural Affairs, New Student & Family Programs, Student Activities, Student Publications, and Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services (ACTS).

He also serves as the team leader of the Academic Affairs/Student Affairs collaborative effort, the Advisement Resources Career Center (ARC), and advises the Student Government Association.

 Photo of Dr. Jeff Howard, Dean of Students

Dr. Michelle Byrd, Assistant Dean of Students

Dr. Byrd serves as the chief student conduct officer, advises campus conduct boards, and serves as a member of the University Judicial Board and as a campus resource for academic misconduct/integrity matters. 

She is the central office liaison for students of concern and CARE response and campus emergency response

She supervises the Disability Services office and chairs both the the Student Behavior Management Team (SBMT) and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). 

 Photo of Dr. Michelle Byrd, Assistant Dean of Students

Ben Daugherty, Assistant Director of Student Affairs Advancement

Responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan for the Division of Student Affairs including Roan Scholars; conducting activities to raise private support; cultivating donor relations with individuals, foundations, and the corporate and business sectors; and for performing other related duties as assigned.  Develops a fundraising plan for the Division of Student Affairs that includes donor visits, cultivation, stewardship, solicitation, annual giving, and the development of other appropriate volunteer structures and committees.

 Ben Daugherty, Assistant Director

Janice Gilbert, Office Coordinator

Provides administrative support for the Vice President for Student Affairs and assists in planning and preparation of Division's Assessment/Planning system, support for Technology Access Fee Committee, and support for the university Student Conduct system. 







Theresa Marlow, Office Coordinator

Provides administrative support to the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs; Director of Multicultural Affairs; Student Government Association; Student Affairs Council; ETSU Gospel Ensemble; and Black Affairs Association.





Cindy Godwin, Receptionist

Provides administrative support and serves as the face and voice of Student Affairs at the Division of Student Affairs central office front desk.




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