University Changes

promotions, new faces, farewells
Monday, April 4, 2016

Change is expected and embraced on our campus. New staff, administration and faculty bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to our community. Sadly, valued members of our Appalachian family move on to new horizons, adventures and experiences. We welcome our newest members and extend our best wishes to those who are departing. Look for new faculty listings in September and January; retirements and relocations in June.

New faces

  • Brooklyn Watts, University Program Associate
  • Ruby Oliver, Food Services Technician
  • Karin Doudna, Administrative Support Associate
  • Justin Powers, Food Services Supervisor
  • Derena Bradley, Business Services Coordinator
  • Adam Trivette, Food Services Technician
  • Kortni Hollars, Building & Environmental Services Technician
  • LeAnne Reese, Accounting Technician
  • Scott Gambill, Public Safety Officer
  • Jacob Crabtree, Public Safety Officer
  • Michelle Bowers, Academic Advisor
  • John Wall, Director, Materials Management


  • John Sawyer, Director of Development for HSOM
  • Amber Miehlke, Assistant Volleyball Coach
  • Steven Breiner, Director of Learning Technology Services
  • Wilma Wilcox, Food Services Technician
  • Patrick Sweet, Facilities Superintendent
  • Linda Richards, Administrative Support Specialist
  • Rebecca Nicholson, Public Communications Specialist
  • Larry Laing, Facilities Mainteance Tech-Mechanical Trades
  • Vickey Isaacs, Administrative Support Specialist
  • Ricky Presnell, Associate Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration
  • Gayle Closi, Accounting Technician
  • Claudia Ward-Eller, Program Manager


  • Victor Hamby, Horticultural Specialist
  • Clinton Coffey, Business & Technology Application Specialist
  • Summer McClain, Technology Support Analyst
  • Karen Main, Business & Technology Application Specialist
  • Sharon Corum, Building & Environmental Services Technician
  • Brandy Harmon, Administrative Support Specialist
  • Bethanie Campbell, Academic Advisor
  • David Jamison, University Controller
  • Nicole Bennett, Director of Research Institute Env., Energy Economics
  • Samuel Click, Building Environmental Services Technician
  • Randy Combs, Building & Environmental Services Supervisor