LTC (Ret) scott jeffress
Responsibilities: Director since 2012, overseeing all aspects of the Roan – from recruiting and selection to fundraising and external relations.
Prior experience: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), 22 years in the U.S. Army
Hometown: Born in Alaska, lived on both coasts and overseas while growing up
Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. History; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, M.M.A.S., Military Art and Science
Family: Barbara (wife) and three children: Hannah, Colin and Julia
dr. jennifer axsom adler
Responsibilities: Assistant Director since 2015, oversees programming, leadership development, and enrichment opportunities for Roan Scholars.
Prior experience: Teaching, serving as a graduate writing consultant, leading workshops, and working with Vanderbilt’s Programs for Talented Youth
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Education: Harvard College, A.B. Government; Vanderbilt University, M.A. and Ph.D., Religion with a focus on American religious history
Family: Warren (husband) and son: Pierce
Responsibilities: Assistant Director in ETSU’s Office of University Advancement, with responsibility for both the Roan Program and the Division of Student Affairs
Prior experience: University Advancement Services; recruiter and counselor, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Hometown: Chula Vista, California
Education: East Tennessee State University, B.B.A. General Business Management; M.B.A.
Family: Ashley (wife), son, and daughter due to be born in March 2018
Responsibilities: Graduate Assistant, responsible for developing strategic communications for the Roan; currently pursuing Master's of Social Work
Prior experience: Director, Corporate Responsibility at Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations agency
Hometown: Orange Park, Florida
Education: University of Florida, B.S. Public Relations, B.S. Economics
Family: Shane (husband) and daughter