Currently: Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
"I love the “Bucs” and I’ll always treasure my time in the Tri-Cities during college.
The campus environment along with the backdrop of Buffalo Mountain provided the best
possible preparation for my future."
Question: How did your education prepare you for the real world?
My education at ETSU absolutely molded my future, thoughts, work ethic, and abilities
to deal effectively with people. I’ve spent most of my career in the public arena
and my ETSU education, particularly in the public health field, gave me a heart for
Question: What is one thing you wish you had known when you were a student?
I wish I’d known that a business course or two would have provided a perfect complement
to any career field of choice.