Student Leadership & Involvement Staff

MK TylerDr. MK Tyler
Director, Student Leadership & Involvement 

MK Tyler serves as the Director for Student Leadership and Involvement. Prior to stepping into this role, MK has spent the past seven years serving in various roles in Student Leadership and Involvement, most recently as the Senior Coordinator for Student Engagement. MK is responsible for providing leadership and support to Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Student Engagement, Community Engagement and Campus Partnerships, large scale student programming, and leadership programming. MK has a deep passion for meeting students where they are and building them up to be the best leaders they can be and meet their untapped potential. She believes in the importance of student engagement and involvement and the impact it makes on student’s retention and graduation rates. MK values the relationships with her colleagues across campus and is thankful for the collaborative efforts the UofM takes to best serve students. MK holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University and a Master of Education in Adult Education from the University of Oklahoma. In May of 2022, she received her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Memphis, Go Tigers Go!

Contact MK about: Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming, LEAD Board, Religious Life, Student Leadership & Involvement

Matty Bailey Matty Bailey
Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement & Campus Partnerships

Matty Bailey serves as the Senior Coordinator of Community Engagement & Campus Partnerships. Prior to stepping into this role, Matty has spent the past four years serving as a K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in the city of Memphis. Matty is responsible for providing leadership and support to our leadership programming, extended orientation programming, and campus partnerships. Matty has a deep passion for the University of Memphis as an alumnus and a drive to help students become the best leaders they can be. He believes in the impact that the programs housed in the Student Leadership & Involvement office have on student academic performance & retention. Matty is excited to be back on campus, collaborating with campus partners to best serve students during their time here. Matty holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Memphis and a Master of Education from Union University through the Memphis Teacher Residency graduate program. 

Contact Matty about: Frosh Camp, Frosh Fusion, FLITE Program, Tigers for St. Jude

Rebekah FaheyRebekah Fahey
Coordinator, Leadership 

Born in Birmingham, Alabama and later raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rebekah Fahey serves as the Coordinator of Leadership for Student Leadership and Involvement. Prior to her arrival at the University of Memphis, Rebekah spent eight years working in various sectors, including political campaigns and fundraising, retail, and nonprofit organizations. Rebekah is responsible for providing leadership and support for Emerging Leaders scholarship recipients, Tiger Leadership Institute, Leader to Leader lecture series, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Finding Leadership In the Transfer Experience (FLITE), and other leadership programming. Rebekah believes everyone has the ability to be a leader, regardless of formal leadership roles within organizations. Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Public Relations from Appalachian State University and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services from Arkansas State University.

Contact Rebekah about: Emerging Leaders, Tiger Leadership Programs, Leader to Leader, Leadership Programming, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, FLITE Program

Sherika SmileySherika Smiley
Senior Coordinator, Student Engagement 

Contact Sherika about: Student Activities Council, Blue Crew, Registered Student Organizations, Student Event Allocation, TigerZone, Involvement Ambassadors 





Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life 

For information about Fraternity & Sorority Life contact Dr. MK Tyler, mktyler@memphis.edu 




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