Meet the Staff

Tierney Bates
Director

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Education: Bachelor or Art in Mass Media Communications; Master of Education-concentration; Higher Education Administration; Master of Business Administration; Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.)-concentration Leadership Education (2017 Degree Candidate)
Fun fact: Tierney is a former lacrosse player & Homecoming King.

 

Vickie Bridgeman
Associate Director Sr.

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Education:Master of Arts in Higher Education; Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services; Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, Post-Secondary Administration specialization (May 2017 Degree Candidate)
Fun fact: Vickie loves to line dance.

 

Leondra Gully
Assistant Director, Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program

Hometown: East St. Louis, Illinois
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Pan-African Studies; Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services: concentration College Student Personnel
Fun fact: Leondra has 5 siblings and 18 nieces and nephews.

 

Sarah Nuñez
Assistant Director, Hispanic and Latin@ Initiative

Hometown: Bogota, Columbia (Place of birth); Raleigh, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina
Education: Master of Public Affairs
Fun fact:From 2013-2015, Sarah owned a school bus and managed a social enterprise business from the bus called Chiva, Transporting Opportunities to People (TOP). The CHIVA TOP Project was a community "tool" to help neighbors and community creatively access resources, build community, and create art.

 

Joey Wilkerson
Program Coordinator, Sr., African American Male Initiative

Hometown: New Albany, Indiana
Education: Master of Arts in Communication
Fun fact: Joey started a program that teaches sexual assault awareness to fraternity and sorority members.

 

Nora Atkins
Program Coordinator, Hispanic and Latin@ Initiative

Hometown: Belvidere, Illinois
Education: Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration
Fun fact: A life long aspiration is to travel to 50 cities and 50 states before Nora turn 50.

 

Dominique "Dom" McShan
Program Coordinator, Multicultural Programming & Organizations

Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Public Relations
Pursuing: Master of Education, concentrating in Counseling and College Student Personnel (Dec. 2017 Degree Candidate)
Fun fact: Dominique knows how to play 5 instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano.

 

Darla Frazier
Administrative Associate

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Education: Professional Certification in Accounting; Professional Certification in Child Development
Fun fact: Darla enjoys spending family time with her husband of 34 years, 2 children (son and daughter) and six amazing grandchildren.