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Heidi Leming, Ph.D.

Dr. Heidi Leming currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Student Success at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). In her role at TBR, she works closely with the student affairs operations at technical colleges and community colleges and serves as the System level advocate to other state agencies and the legislature on student related issues. During her tenure at TBR, she has been instrumental in advancing student affairs and student success initiatives related to accessibility, high impact practices, Title IX, academic mindset and support for low-income and minority student populations. In addition to her work at TBR, Dr. Leming serves on the Volunteer Tennessee Board and currently serves as the National Association for Student Personnel’s (NASPA) Southern Region Public Policy Director.

Prior to assuming her role at TBR, Dr. Leming served as Vice President for Student Affairs in the University System of Georgia and served as a doctoral intern with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents in Atlanta. She has 19 years of experience in student affairs at institutions in Tennessee, Virginia, New York, and Georgia. Within Tennessee, she has previously worked at the University of Memphis and Austin Peay State University. 

Dr. Leming received her PhD from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, her MA Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Virginia Tech, and her B.S. in Mass Communications from Moorhead State University in Minnesota.