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Office of Economic and Community Development Staff

Dr. Carol G. Puryear currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Development for the Tennessee Board of Regents – The College System of Tennessee, where she provides vision and leadership in promoting higher education’s role in economic development throughout the state.  She serves as the State’s point of contact for private and public entities seeking information and assistance with workforce training. 

Previously, Dr. Puryear served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Special Projects for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology where she worked closely with the Department of Economic and Community Development as well as the Department of Labor and Workforce.  Her other professional TBR roles included serving as the Director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology -Murfreesboro, Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Colleges of Applied Technology, and Coordinator for the TBR’s Regents Online Campus Collaborative, now TN eCampus.

Name Department Contact
Jennifer Fuchs Administrative Assistant 3
Economic and Community Development
615-366-4495 x402 Jennifer.Fuchs@tbr.edu
Nathan Garrett Assistant Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Development
Economic and Community Development
615-366-4401 x404 Nathan.Garrett@tbr.edu
Deanna Morris-Stacey Director of Programs and Initiatives
Economic and Community Development
615-366-3917 x403 Deanna.Morris-Stacey@tbr.edu
Carol Puryear Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Development
Economic and Community Development
615-366-4461 x401 Carol.Puryear@tbr.edu