• While choosing which college to attend can be a challenge, we can help guide you through this exciting decision. Click and expand each profile below to learn more about our admissions counselors.

    Ben Dickenson  

    Phone: (423) 614-8509

    Hello! My name is Ashley Wilson, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Bradley and Polk County. 

    I graduated from Lee University in December 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Work. Growing up in a small town near Cleveland, it was aways a dream to attend Lee University. I quickly found community here by having the privilege of being a part of the Lee University Singers and serving as a freshman peer leader for incoming students. During my time in the Lee Singers, I was given the opportunity to travel across the United States as well as cross culturally. Some highlights from my time at Lee were traveling to Italy in Spring 2015 and South Africa in Spring 2017 with the Lee Singers. These opportunities provided ways for me to grow both spiritually and relationally.

    Overall, Lee allowed me to develop and strengthen my faith, create lasting friendships and be challenged academically. Lee offers a diverse atmosphere with a place for everyone, and it would be my pleasure to assist you during this time of decisions and transition to find your own story. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have! 

    Elyse Swilley  

    Phone: (423) 614-8513

     Hello! My name is Victoria Clevenger, and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States. This includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. I’m excited to help answer any of your questions or concerns about Lee!

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising, with a public relations minor, from Lee in May of 2015. While I was a student at Lee, I was a member of the social-service Greek club ‘Sigma Nu Sigma’ and the American Advertising Federation student society. I was also an intern with Southside Creative Group, a local marketing agency, and participated in the National Student Advertising Campaign competitions for two consecutive years. Though Lee’s Cross-Cultural program I was able to travel with other communication students to the beautiful country of Italy and a few of the Greek islands. While studying abroad, we broadened our international marketing spectrum by observing their communication industry and experiencing their culture. While working full time in the Admissions Office, I am also pursuing my Master’s in Business Administration. The faculty and student body at Lee University have served as agents for my abilities and gifts, and in doing so, have promoted my well-being undoubtedly. I’ll forever be grateful for all the opportunities and experiences that Lee University gave me!

    Lee University was the perfect fit for me because of the many opportunities for spiritual growth and academic growth. I absolutely loved my time as a Lee student – the professors who challenged me and believed in my abilities, the lifelong friendships I gained, and the beautiful campus nestled in the Tennessee mountains all added to this great experience I had as a student. As a student, I not only grew so much academically, but I also learned more about others, myself, and my relationship with The Lord. I recognize that looking for your perfect fit in a college can be overwhelming and tricky at times, but I hope I can make the process easier. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about Lee University, I am here to help you!

     

    Caitlin Schrider  

    Phone: (423) 614-8503

    Hey! My name is Logan Byrd, and I am the Admission Counselor for Middle and West Tennessee, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. I would love to be able to answer any questions that you may have about Lee University and specifically the admissions process.

    I am originally from Baldwin, NY, but am most recently from Atlanta, GA. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Ministry right here at Lee in 2018. Lee was not in my original plan for college; however, I realized there was a much higher calling for me. During my time at Lee, I was involved with a small portion of what Lee has to offer. I had the opportunity to be involved in CRU and their leadership team along with interning at a local church's youth ministry.

    I enjoyed every aspect of my time at Lee University. I have many great memories from my years as a student and made friendships that I know will last forever. Lee is a safe place that allows and encourages healthy growth spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. You will find that professors here at Lee are genuine and caring as they go beyond just being educators and often become mentors and close friends.

    I would love to share more about Lee with you! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or would like to talk through how you can become a Lee student.

     

    Nick Wilkerson  

    Phone: (423) 614-8502

     Hello! My name is Jetny Alexis and I am the Admissions Counselor for Hamilton County, Marion County, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. I am so thrilled that you are considering Lee University as your future home away from home! It is my pleasure to help you throughout this new endeavor. So, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me!

    I graduated from Lee in July 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, and I am currently pursuing my Master's in Business Administration here. My journey to Lee was definitely a leap of faith! I transferred to Lee in the fall of 2015 from a community college in New York without ever visiting campus or Tennessee. To this day, I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions of my life! During my time as an undergraduate student, I had the privilege of being a member of the Evangelistic Singers and was able to minister across the United States. As a Lee student, I made the greatest friends, discovered strength I did not know I had, grew tremendously in my faith and studies, and most importantly, have found my identity in Christ. My years at Lee have been the most transformative of my life thanks to professors and friends that I now consider family.

    I am excited to see the impact that Lee will have on you and all that you will bring to this family! If I can be of any help to you throughout the process, please feel free to contact me!


    Diana Stevenson  

    Phone: (423) 614-8521

    Hey! My name is Austin Morris, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Georgia. I am excited to answer any questions you may have and help you through this amazing transition! 

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies with a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in May 2017. As a student, I was a four-year player for the Men’s Rugby team, one of the many clubs Lee has to offer. I served with the Residential Life team as a Resident Assistant for Bowdle Hall and was also involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

    One of my favorite things about Lee is the Global Perspectives Program. As an Intercultural Studies major, I was able to spend the entire summer of 2016 in Cota, Colombia. While being fully immersed in their culture; I was welcomed into a host-family’s home, made lasting friendships, experienced life in the church, and got to teach the English language. Meeting people from all over the world is an incredible opportunity that Lee offer. Not only through traveling abroad, but you can also have that on campus by meeting students from other countries, states, and towns.

    Lee was an amazing fit for me because I was so quickly able to find a place where I could belong, and I think you can find that here at Lee as well. I’ve made friendships at Lee that I know I will keep for my whole life, and that’s not something that’s exclusive to just my Lee story. Lee is an incredible, diverse place where you can grow in so many ways. I grew a lot during my time as a student and I would love to help you get here, so you can experience all Lee has to offer you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have -- I would love to help you start your own Lee story!


    Courtney  

    Phone: (423) 614-8515

    Hello! My name is Laura Nix, and I am the Admissions Counselor for East Tennessee. I am so thrilled that you are considering attending Lee University! I look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have.  

    I graduated from Lee University in July 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. During my time at Lee, I was involved in two of the many service-based Greek clubs that Lee has to offer. While serving both Sigma Nu Sigma and Alpha Gamma Chi, I was fortunate enough to participate in intramural sports and practice hands-on leadership in coordinating several social events and happenings throughout the year. I also spent a semester with a cultural diverse church through Lee's Global Perspectives Program.

    I am originally from Cartersville, Georgia, and came to Lee University in hopes of finding an institution that truly felt like home. Lee was that and so much more! I was stretched, encouraged, and inspired in every area of my life. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to be around people that fostered success both inside and outside of the classroom, all while being strong advocates for Christ. In a time of uncertainty and vulnerability, I hope you, too, can find Lee to be your home away from home! Please reach out with any questions at all. I can't wait to help you!

    Catilyn Wright  

    Phone: (423) 614-8534

    Hello! I am Rachel McHann, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico.  

    I'm originally from Aiken, South Carolina, and dreamed about coming to Lee since I was very young, but I was afraid it would always be just a dream for me rather than a reality. At the beginning of my senior year of high school, I toured and visited what seemed like hundreds of colleges. None of them felt like home to me. After visiting Lee's campus the summer after I graduated high school, I knew it was what the Lord had for me. Thanks to the Admissions Office and Lee's traveling drama team, Kingdom Players, my dream became a reality that following fall. During my time at Lee, I was involved in Kingdom Players, held leadership roles in two Greek service clubs, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. I also had the opportunity to travel abroad to Cambodia which opened the door for me to serve as a missionary there after I graduated. I'm more than excited that the Lord has led me back to Lee and blessed me with the opportunity to serve here. Lee has felt like home to me since day one, and I love getting to play a part in prospective students finding their future home here as well.

    Deciding what college to attend can be an exciting yet extremely daunting task. Talking with the Admissions Office and visiting campus can help calm any worries or concerns you may have. If Lee is on your radar, I'd love to talk with you and show you all that our beautiful university has to offer! Please feel free to contact me with anything you may need. I can't wait to talk with you!