• 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.

    Transfer Student Specialist  

    Phone: (423) 614-8503

    Hello, my name is Ben Dickenson and I am an Admissions Counselor and Transfer Student Specialist here at Lee University. Deciding where to attend college can be a challenging task, whether you are an incoming freshman or a transfer student. I am here to help you throughout the admissions process and to guide you through this exciting transition in your life. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

    I transferred to Lee University in the fall of 2011 after attending another private liberal arts school in west Tennessee. I graduated from Lee in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science. During my time at Lee, I played rugby for Lee’s club team, I was involved in the Greek club Pi Kappa Pi, I worked for the office of Academic Services, and I was a member of various academic honors societies. Lee provided me with an excellent education, an uplifting Christian community, and the opportunity to develop leadership and life skills.

    I had a fantastic experience at Lee, and I am eager to talk to you about all of the great things that Lee has to offer.

    If you have questions about general admissions or transferring to Lee, you can contact me at transfer@leeuniversity.edu.

    South East Tennessee Counselor  

    Phone: (423) 614-8509

    My name is Elyse Swilley, and I’m the Admissions Counselor for the Southeast Tennessee region. I know trying to choose the next step in your life can be a daunting experience and I will do my very best to help you in this process. Please do not hesitate to inquire about the application process or express any other types of questions you may have about Lee.

    While I was a student at Lee, I received a double major in English and History in July of 2012 and went on to receive my Master’s in Teaching in December of 2013. Lee provided me with many different experiences and memories that will remain with me forever. Many of these memories stem from my membership in Epsilon Lambda Phi, involvement in Campus Ministries, participation as a Peer-Leader, leadership in an after-school tutoring program, and cross-cultural trip to the United Kingdom.

    Lee University is an active and vibrant environment that challenged, shaped, and helped me grow into a person ready to encounter the world with a Christian perspective. Whether you are looking for a rigorous academic environment, or a Christ-centered adventure, Lee provides countless opportunities for a diverse experience. I am so excited you are considering Lee for this next step in your life and I look forward to getting to know you!

    North Eastern States and East Tennessee Counselor
    • Caitlin Schrider
    • Admissions Counselor for Northeast Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia
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    Phone: (423) 614-8502

    Hello! My name is Caitlin Schrider, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Northeast Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. I am here to help answer any questions you have about the university and the admissions process. I loved my experience at Lee University and I am looking forward to speaking with you about the opportunities that await you here!

    I am originally from Richmond, Virginia, but I now call Cleveland, Tennessee my home. I graduated from Lee in 2010 with a degree in Education, and I’ve recently completed a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. While at Lee, I was a member of the Greek social service clubs Omega Alpha Phi and Upsilon Xi. I was also a member of Campus Choir, a traveling worship choir.

    One of my favorite experiences at Lee was the opportunity to travel. I went on three cross cultural trips while I was a student, including a mission trip to Ecuador, an academic trip to five different countries in Eastern Europe and a student teaching trip to Athens, Greece. Lee prepared me to see the world from a broader perspective and I am forever grateful for the opportunities I had to study abroad. Let me know how I can help you to discover all that Lee has to offer and decide if Lee is the best fit for you!

    Middle, West Tennessee and West States Counselor  

    Phone: (423) 614-8534

    Hello! My name is Nicholas Wilkerson, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Middle and West Tennessee, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. I’m here to answer any questions you may have and help you through the college decision-making process.

    I graduated from Lee University in 2013 with a degree in Communications, with an Advertising emphasis. While at Lee I was a part of Theta Delta Kappa, which is one of the ten Greek clubs that we offer. Being a part of organizations and on-campus clubs is a great way to get to know people that you would not normally interact with. I also had the opportunity to be a part of many intramural sports teams, and met some friends that I still have to this day.

    Another one of the greatest things I got to experience was the Cross-Cultural trips. I was able to travel for 2 weeks around the UK. I got to see and experience some things that I never thought I would see. I not only gained academic knowledge, but I got to witness and appreciate other people’s cultures.

    Coming to Lee was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I knew it was a calling from God to come to Lee University. I left the comforts of Maui, Hawaii and traveled over the Pacific Ocean to be here at Lee. I am very proud to have graduated from this University. College plans can be scary, but I want to make sure that you feel confident in your future decisions. I can’t wait for you to make your mark here at Lee. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to answer them!

    Midwest U.S. Counselor  

    Phone: (423) 614-8507

    Hello! My name is Diana Stevenson and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Midwest region of the United States. This includes Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia. 

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Lee in May of 2014. While a student, I was a member of Delta Zeta Tau, Upsilon Xi and the Public Relations Student Society of America. I was also an intern in the Community Relations Office and involved in intramurals.Through Lee's Cross-Cultural program I was able to travel with other public relations students to Germany and Austria where we experienced the culture and observed their communications profession.

    Lee was a great fit for me because of the emphasis that was placed on both spiritual and academic growth. I loved every aspect of my college experience from the beautiful campus, lifelong friendships, engaging chapel services and professors who inspired me to think critically. Being at Lee not only taught me so much academically, but I also learned more about others, myself and my relationship with God.

    I understand that looking for your perfect college can be overwhelming and sometimes discouraging, but I hope I can help make your search exciting and easy as you consider Lee University! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

    Eastern U.S. Counselor  

    Phone: (423) 614-8515

    Hello! My name is Catilyn Wright and I am the Admissions Counselor for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. 

    I am so excited that you are considering Lee University. I am more than confident that your decision to attend the Christ- centered university will be your best decision yet!

    I graduated from Lee in the fall of 2012 with a B.A. in Public Relations. While a student at Lee, I spent the majority of my time ministering and traveling the world with the Lee University Singers and their smaller worship team Second Edition. I also had the opportunity to go on a summer tour with Phil Stacey from American Idol.

    As you can see, Lee University is full of amazing opportunities. I have been blessed to have shared these great experiences with some great people while representing and serving an even greater God. The years I spent learning on this beautiful campus have definitely changed my life and I am sure that if you give Lee a chance it will do the same for you. I would love to talk more with you about my experiences and to answer any questions you may have!