TWC announces new VP for Enrollment and Communications

Posted on: April 5, 2013

Dr. Jerry Jackson will be joining the Tennessee Wesleyan College staff on June 1 when he fulfills the role of Vice President for Enrollment and Communications.

Dr. Jerry Jackson will be joining the Tennessee Wesleyan College staff on June 1 when he fulfills the role of Vice President for Enrollment and Communications. Jackson has served for the last eight years as the Vice President for Enrollment at Union College in Barbourville, Ky., where he has overseen enrollment in the college’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

“Dr. Jackson has shown tremendous leadership at Union and I couldn’t be more thrilled that he has chosen to join the Tennessee Wesleyan family,” said Dr. Harley Knowles, TWC president.

Before his tenure at Union College, Jackson directed his own public relations consulting practice for 12 years and has held various positions on Kentucky’s Knox County Board of Education. Jackson has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Union, a Master of Arts in Education from Eastern Kentucky University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands.

“Great things are happening at Tennessee Wesleyan College and I am thankful Dr. Knowles has extended this offer to be part of his administration,” said Jackson. “The warmth and character of the administration, faculty, staff and students at Wesleyan solidified my decision.  I am extremely excited and humbled to join the TWC family.”

Jackson will be succeeding TWC’s Stan Harrison who has served 7 years as the college’s Vice President for Enrollment Services, overseeing Financial Aid and Admissions. When Dr. Jackson fulfills the role in June, the college’s Communications Department will join Financial Aid and Admissions as responsibilities of the Vice President for Enrollment and Communications.

Upon Jackson’s arrival, Harrison will assume his role as TWC’s Founding Director of the Center for Christian Education and Outreach and will continue coaching women’s golf and teaching in the college’s Exercise Science Department.

“Stan will play an important role at Tennessee Wesleyan as he works to develop the college’s Center for Christian Education and Outreach,” said Knowles. “While Stan builds this new center from the ground up, Jerry will be stepping in to see that Enrollment and Communications continues to thrive as TWC moves forward as a leader in Tennessee higher education.”