Justin Lawhead, Ed.D
Student Leadership and Involvement
Meet the Staff
Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
"I'm Latorria Griffith, B.K.A. Tori Griffith. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio..WHO DEY!!!!
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business-Organizational Leadership from Miami University
(Ben Roethlisberger NOT the "U") and my Master of Education in Higher Education Administration
from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. At Memphis, I oversee all operations
of Fraternity/Sorority Affairs within Student Leadership and Involvement. Directly,
I advise the Panhellenic and National Pan-Hellenic Councils. When I'm not having fun
on campus with fraternity/sorority students, I like to do just about anything that's
active-working out, dancing, rock climbing, biking, etc. I also enjoy football, volunteering,
and play with my 2 year old Yorkshire Terrier, Chance. I LOVE MEMPHIS..GO TIGERS!!!"
Jon works with our leadership development programs and has primary responsibility
for the educational outcomes of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship. Additionally, he
advises Up 'til Dawn and works with Frosh Camp. He attended MTSU as an undergraduate
and has a degree in Accounting. That is also where he me his wife, Melissa, and grew
a desire to work with college students.
Jon went on to receive an M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of
Tennessee and has been working at the U of M since 2007. Away from work, he loves
to spend time with his wife and daughter, is an avid reader, and loves to workout-weightlifting
his preference right now, but he also has a 3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Oh, and trying new restaurants in Memphis is also his thing...
Hi! I'm Angie Norwood and I primarily work with Community Service programs, Student
Event Allocation, and Frosh Camp, among other things. I'm originally from Ohio, but
discovered warm weather in college. I received my Bachelor's in Business Adminstration
& Human Resources Management from Eastern New Mexico University and my Master's in
Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas. I am a picky-eater
living in a foodie's world, and in my free time I enjoy taking advantage of everything
the great city of Memphis has to offer, anything dance related, and am a bit of a
TV addict. Go Tigers!!
Student Events and Programs
Hey! I'm Laura Engelman, and I primarily advise the Student Activities Council and
support Registered Student Organizations here on campus. I am originally from central
Minnesota, where I attended St. Cloud State University to earn my B.S. in Marketing.
I continued on to earn my Master's in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State
University. In my free time I enjoy exploring Memphis, listening to live music, and
watching basically anything on Netflix!
Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
Emilie is the Fraternity/Sorority Affairs Advisor in SLI. Her responsibilities primarily
include overseeing the Interfraternity Council and the All-Greek Programming Board,
as well as providing direct advisement to 12 U of M fraternities and sororities. Emilie
graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Government
& Politics before heading to North Carolina State University to earn a Master of Arts
in Teaching. Most recently, she attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where
she received her Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education. In her free
time, Emilie likes running, baking, spending time with her pet fish, Doug, and cheering
for her favorite teams – the Terps, Red Sox, and Carolina Panthers.
"Howdy! I'm Kay Barkoh and I primarily work with Tiger Leadership Institute and other
leadership education programs in our office. I am a Texas girl born and raised! I
earned my Bachelor's degree in Leadership with minors in Sociology and Africana Studies
at Texas A&M University. I then attended Saint Louis University and earned my Master's
degree in College Student Personnel Administration. I absolutely love to work out,
shop, read star-crossed teenage love stories (you can never be too old for a good
high school drama filled love story), and exploring all that Memphis has to offer
with my husband. Go Tigers!!"
Senior Administrative Secretary
"I was born in CA & raised in Memphis. I attended White Station High School & have
a Bachelor of Professional Studies with a concentration in Paralegal Services from
the University of Memphis.
Student Leadership & Involvement
211 University Center
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-8679
Fax: (901) 678-5708