Meet Our Staff

We welcome you to contact our staff with your questions about the University of Memphis. If you wish to contact the specific counselor that serves your school or state, please select the US State or Tennessee County maps below.

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Connor Bankey

Connor Bankey - Admissions Counselor


I am originally from Jackson, TN.  I graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I love the city of Memphis and all the great things it has to offer like Beale Street and the Civil Rights Museum. I am an Admissions Counselor for the West Tennessee area. I am so excited to be part of this great campus community and look forward to showing you all the reasons why!



Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson - Assistant Director for Recruitment & Enrollment Services (Lambuth Campus)


My name is Adam Johnson and I have worked in recruitment for 10 years. I have been with the UofM for the past five years. I have the pleasure of promoting the great experience that the UofM has to offer both in Memphis and in Jackson, TN -- at the Lambuth Campus. The UofM offers a great college experience and benefits greatly from having the support of the city of Memphis at its fingertips. Internship and research opportunities along with tons of fun things to do and plenty of great food are just a few of the reasons to consider the UofM.  If you want a very unique experience that provides all of the resources that the UofM has to offer on a smaller, picturesque campus, then come and visit us at the UofM Lambuth! We look forward to having you on campus soon!



Matthew Rhodes

Matthew Rhodes - Assistant Director for Recruitment


I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and am a proud alumni of the University of Memphis, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Professional Studies. Memphis has always been my home, and I love to share the city’s amazing soul, history, and hospitality with people both from here and from elsewhere. Memphis, both the University and the community, is a place of wonderful opportunities where anyone from any background can find their path and their people, all you have to do is come and see! Go Tigers Go!



Paige Rooney

Paige Rooney - Director for Recruitment


Hailing from Jackson, MS, I graduated with a communication studies degree from the University of Southern Mississippi before attending Louisiana State University for my Master’s in higher education administration. Since moving to Memphis, my favorite thing about the university and the city has been the rich diversity! There is such a wide variety of people, food, and fun things to do around campus and in the city. If the diverse opportunities don’t win you over, the kind and welcoming community surely will. It’s the type of place that you never want to leave after coming to visit – trust me, I came for an internship and am still here 5 years later! We can’t wait to show you our growing city and our beautiful campus!



Jamie Staggs

Jamie Staggs - Assistant Director of Out-of-State Recruitment


I am from Illinois, and it is my pleasure to assist our Midwest students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. My office is regionally based near St. Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a double major in Speech Communication and Mass Communication.  I think students appreciate the innovation and creativity that can be found in our classrooms, plus they get to enjoy the amazing music, food, parks, and entertainment that the city of Memphis can offer them. 



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