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
meet your counselor here.
Carol Chancellor - Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
I am an Admissions Counselor for transfer and non-traditional students. As a native
Memphis and alumna of Memphis State University, I greatly appreciate the diversity
and generosity of spirit among our students and staff. I look forward to exploring
ways in which the UofM can assist you on your academic journey.
Elizabeth Davis-Mettelman - Coordinator of Campus Visitation
Originally from the Midwest, I’m proud to call Memphis my home. After graduating from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I spent several years supporting admissions and
recruitment initiatives for graduate business programs before moving to Tennessee.
In my role as Campus Visit Coordinator I help connect prospective students and families
with the people, resources, and information that can aid in their college decision-making
process. The University of Memphis is filled with students, faculty, and staff who
are eager to help you discover the seemingly endless opportunities available in the
Tiger Community. I’ve experienced this firsthand as a graduate student at the university
and know that you will too! Go Tigers!
Brian Deal - Assistant Director for Orientation
Raised in Naperville, IL - a southwest suburb of Chicago - I graduated from Bradley
University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and from the University of Memphis
with a master’s in student personnel. I have called Memphis home for several years
and it never fails to blow me away. The food is delicious, the history and culture
are rich, the opportunities for entertainment are never ending, and the people are
inclusive. I am proud to call Memphis my home and I look forward to showing you what
makes this community so great.
Jasmine Elliott - Administrative Associate
My name is Jasmine and I have been an employee of the University since 2017 as well
as an alumna of the University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Professional Studies
degree in Information Technology. So I can honestly say there is truly no place like
the University of Memphis! The UofM is a great place to be! There is something for
everyone! Go Tigers!
ToNaya Gulley - Admissions Counselor
I am originally from Akron, Ohio but as a military kid I’ve had the opportunity to
live in 6 different states! As a former student-athlete and proud alumna of this University,
I’m honored to call Memphis my new home because of the grit and grind that it has
taught me, the beautiful green spaces on campus and in the community, and the plethora
of delicious food options. I’m excited to share the abundant opportunities here and
in the city of Memphis with you. Go Tigers!
Kayla Hubbard - Admissions Counselor
I was born and raised in Mississippi, and I am 2018 graduate of The University of
Southern Mississippi. All of my immediate family have a bachelor’s degree from USM
which means as the youngest child, I was lucky enough to have an easy transition to
college because my family’s support. I know this is not the case for the majority
of students entering college, so I am excited to use my knowledge and skills to help
students have a seamless transition from high school to college. I am currently pursuing
my masters in Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Student Personnel.
Please reach out to me if you need anything! Go Tigers!
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!
Beckah King - Admissions Counselor
I am an Admissions Counselor. I am a born and raised Memphian and University of Memphis
alumna. I love getting to share more about the University of Memphis and the city
of Memphis that I love so much with high school students, as they are getting ready
for the next chapter in their lives. The city of Memphis has class and grit and it’s
a beautiful mix. On campus, I love that you can have the big campus student life with
a small campus vibe. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything.
Go Tigers Go!
Cayman McMahan - Coordinator of Enrollment Marketing and Communications
Originally from Seymour, TN, I recently moved to Memphis and serve as an admissions
counselor for East Tennessee. I am an alumnus of East Tennessee State University,
where I earned a bachelors degree in Media and Communications. There are many things
to do here in Memphis – between the restaurants and attractions like the Memphis Zoo,
Civil Rights Museum, and the historic Beale Street. It’s hard to be bored in Memphis!
On top of that, the University really cares about its students; there are so many
resources to ensure that students succeed and get the most out of their education.
Sammy Morris - Admissions Counselor
I was born and raised in Springfield, Tennessee but I am proud to call Memphis my
home now. I am alumnus from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s in Sport and
Leisure Management. My favorite thing about Memphis is there is always something to
do, no matter your interests. You could catch the Tigers play football or basketball,
you could go to one of the many restaurants in the Memphis area, you can visit historic
Beale Street, or you could go for a nature hike at Shelby Farms! Take it from a former
student, you have to see for yourself how great Memphis is!
Kyle Nixon - Associate Director for Recruitment & Communications
I was born and raised in south Mississippi, but have found a home here in Memphis!
I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in
psychology, and from Louisiana State University with a master’s in Higher Education
Administration. What I love most about Memphis is the chance to always experience
something different – no two days are the same. From kayaking at Shelby Farms Park,
enjoying a summer concert at the Levitt Shell, to eating some world-renowned BBQ downtown,
there’s always something to do in Memphis. Come see for yourself; I think you’ll feel
the same way!
LJ Perry - Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
As a Memphis area native, I have always loved the city and community of Memphis! I
graduated from the University of Memphis with a major in Communications with a focus
in Film and Video Production and minors in Photography and Creative Mass Media. As
a former student of the UofM, I was able to experience Memphis in a totally new way
during my college experience. My favorite thing about being a Tiger is the incredible
internship opportunities. Don't forget to explore the city, find your new favorite
restaurant or store, step out of your comfort zone and begin your next chapter.
Lauren Robbins - Admissions Counselor (UofM Lambuth)
I am an admissions counselor for West Tennessee, as well as some out-of-state areas.
I’m located on our Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN. I’m an alumna of Union University
and earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. Two of my
favorite things about Memphis are food and the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team.
I love Central BBQ, Whimsy Cookie Company, and watching the Grizzlies play at the
FedEx Forum. At the University of Memphis, everyone has a place and makes you feel
like it’s your home. I hope to see you on campus soon!
Paige Rooney - Assistant 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!
Jordan Scott - Admissions Counselor
My name is Jordan Scott and I am the regional admissions counselor for the Middle
Tennessee area (residing in Nashville). I graduated with a Communication/Public Relations
degree from Austin Peay State University before beginning my Master's in Higher Education
at the University of Mississippi. Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, my family spent
a lot of time in Memphis. One of my favorite things is the collection of murals you
can find around the city. They truly show the pride that Memphians have for the city
and the UofM— they're even a great photo op for your Instagram if you're into that!
As for the university, I love the instant sense of community that you feel when you
step on campus. Even if you don't see a familiar face, you'll see many friendly faces.
Come visit us and we'll show you how great being a Tiger truly is!
Chloe Simmons - Admissions Counselor
My name is Chloe Simmons and I’m a native of West Point, MS. I attended Mississippi
State University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology. I
love Memphis and all of the culture that has made it what it is today. Please reach
out to me with any questions you may have. I’m excited to share with you all that
the UofM and the city has to offer. Go Tigers!
Jamie Staggs - Admissions Counselor
My name is Jamie Staggs and I am the Regional Admissions Counselor for students from
Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. 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.
Meet Your Admissions Counselor