President's Staff

Stephanie BeasleyStephanie Beasley
Chief of Staff
Fax: 901.678.5065
E-mail: sbeasly1@memphis.edu
Office: 341 Administration Building

Stephanie works directly with the President in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that support the University’s vision. She works with the leadership team to coordinate and track projects and assists in framing and advancing key initiatives. She also oversees all operations of the Office of the President.

Melanie MurryMelanie Murry
University Counsel
Fax: 901.678.3489
E-mail: mmurry@memphis.edu
Office: 201 Administration Building
Office of Legal Counsel

Melanie is responsible for the legal work of the University, which includes a broad array of issues from contracts to employment matters to intellectual property. She is assisted by the employees of the Office of Legal Counsel, which she manages. The mission of the office is to provide timely and competent legal assistance to all areas of the University and to assist the University in accomplishing its mission.

Vicki DeatonVicki Deaton
Chief Audit Executive, Internal Audit
Fax: 901.678.5409
E-mail: vddeaton@memphis.edu
Office: 271 Administration Building
Department of Internal Audit

Vicki is responsible for directing a comprehensive internal audit activity within the institution. Internal Audit plans and conducts audits to determine the adequacy of the institution's systems of internal control; efficiency and effectiveness of financial, administrative and academic management; and the degree of compliance with institutional, state and federal policies and laws. The office also conducts special investigations as requested, recommends improvements to controls, provides advice on risk management, operating procedures, accounting records, and systems designs.

LaTondra ArnettLaTondra Arnett
Administrative Assistant I
Phone: 901.678.2234
E-mail: larnett@memphis.edu
Office: 341 Administration Building

LaTondra is the first point of contact for the Office of the President by welcoming guests, answering telephone calls, and directing individuals to appropriate departments for assistance. LaTondra assists with meeting requests directed to the president, reviews correspondence, and coordinates mail circulation and document management. She provides assistance with daily office operations and assists with special projects as needed.