Office of Academic Affairs Staff

Dr. Jothany L. Blackwood

Dr. Jothany L. Blackwood serves as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for The College System of Tennessee, the state’s system with 13 public community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.

With over 24 years of experience, Blackwood demonstrates a passion for teaching, learning, and developing innovative models to support student success. She has played key roles in system and college-level initiatives at community colleges and universities in California, Texas, and Tennessee. Key highlights include the innovation for system-level advisory committees, led a systemwide redesign on Guided Pathways, established a Pathways Leadership Council for multiple colleges, and facilitated Courageous Conversations and Charrettes to engage stakeholders in higher education, industry, and community organizations.

Dr. Blackwood previously served as a VP for Academic Success, Liaison for strategic/integrated planning, Dean of Instruction, Faculty and Coordinator of Composition, and the Director of a Writing Center.

Dr. Blackwood earned two degrees from Tennessee State University – a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters in English. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the California State University, Fresno.

Name Department Contact
Treva Berryman Associate Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs
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Jothany Blackwood Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
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Robert Denn Associate Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs
615-366-4446 Robert.Denn@tbr.edu
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Lynn Drew Administrative Assistant II
Academic Affairs
615-365-1518 lynn.drew@tbr.edu
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Tachaka Hollins Assistant Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs
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Rebecca Loftis Administrative Assistant II
Academic Affairs
Chuck Lopez Assistant Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs
615-366-3941 chuck.lopez@tbr.edu
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Ladonna Miller Administrative Assistant III
Academic Affairs
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