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    Jennifer Dills
    Phone: (423) 614-8500

    Admissions Counselor and
    Transfer Student

    Hello! My name is Jennifer Dills, and I am the Admissions Counselor and Transfer Student Specialist here at Lee University! The decision to attend college is an important one, and I am happy to assist both beginning freshmen and transfer students through the process of admissions. There are many exciting things happening at Lee, and we are both delighted and honored by your interest! The Admissions team is prepared to help you in your college endeavors, so please contact us with questions!

    I am originally from Georgia, where I attended another university before transferring to Lee in 2010. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Health Science in July, 2011, I started the College Student Development program, one of the Masters of Science graduate programs offered here at Lee. I am passionate about serving, mentoring, and building community with college students, especially within the Lee family!

    It was my goal for a long time to work at Lee, and I have greatly enjoyed working in the Admissions office! In addition to a welcoming and supportive faculty and staff, Lee promotes a culture of service and offers many different organizations, clubs, athletics, and social activities. If you are interested, we would be happy to send you more information about our university!

    If you have questions about general admissions or transferring to Lee, you can contact me at


    Hudson Hodges
    Phone: (423) 614-8500

    Admissions Counselor for Middle/
     Western Tennessee

    Hello! My name is Hudson Hodges and I am the Admissions Counselor for Middle/Western Tennessee . I’m so excited that you are interested in attending Lee University and even more pleased to help you during this transitional time in your life! I understand that the admissions process can be somewhat confusing at times, so I am more than willing to answer any questions that you might have. I want your college decision process to run as smoothly as possible.

    I graduated from Lee in 2012 with a Psychology degree and a minor in Church Music and Religion. During my time here as a student, I was involved with several ministries and organizations which allowed me to cultivate many significant relationships in the Lee community. I was a member of the Voices of Lee and also participated in the men’s club volleyball team and various intramural sport teams. Additionally, I served as a community group leader for my church which included several Lee members.

    I am so glad that I chose to attend a Christ-centered university! Through my experiences, I was given the opportunity to establish deep life-lasting friendships while developing a stronger faith in the Lord. I believe with the help of amazing professors, friends, and campus involvement, Lee has helped me become who I am today and I’m so grateful for that.

    I hope you want to share in these similar experiences. Let me know if I can help you in any way!


    Taylor Smith
    Phone: (423) 614-8500

    Admissions Counselor for
    East Tennessee

    Hello! My name is Taylor Smith and I am the Admissions Counselor for East Tennessee. I know choosing a college is a big decision and can be an overwhelming experience, but I am here to help. I am here to give you information on Lee, the application process, and any other information that might make this process a little bit easier.

    I recently graduated from Lee in 2012 with a degree in Public Relations. While at Lee I was a member of Omega Alpha Phi and Upsilon Xi. I also worked in the Office of Student Development and was an intern in the Office of Public Information. As part of my Cross-Cultural experience I had the opportunity to travel to Germany and Austria in 2011. During my time at Lee I was challenged spiritually, stretched academically, and taught to strive for excellence.

    I had a great experience at Lee and I would love to talk with you about the opportunities that the University offers to see if Lee is the right fit for you! I am excited that you have taken an interest in Lee and I am happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!


    Cody Turner
    Phone: (423) 614-8500

    Admissions Counselor for
    Georgia, Florida, and
    South Carolina

    Hello! My name is Cody Turner, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. I’m here to answer any questions you may have and help you through the college decision-making process.

    I graduated in 2013 from Lee with a degree in Church Music. During my time at Lee, I was actively involved in various clubs and organizations. I was a member of the Lee University Singers, and had the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with this amazing ensemble. As a result of my time in Singers, I was able to sing in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore, as well as sing at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. I was also a part of the Greek Life of Lee as a big brother for Omega Alpha Phi, and I led worship for one of Lee’s weekly chapel services. My on-campus involvement, in addition to the classes I took and the relationships that I developed with my professors, helped to develop my leadership and organizational skills, my spiritual life, as well as my knowledge and skill in my field.

    Lee is an incredible place that offers competitive academic programs, great social clubs and organizations, the chance to make lifelong friends, as well as a distinctly Christian environment. It was the perfect fit for me, and I believe that it can fit you just as perfectly!

    Remember, never hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have about Lee. I’m here to help you, and would love to answer any questions that you may have!


    Caitlin Schrider
    Phone: (423) 614-8500

    Admissions Counselor for the
    Northeast region of the
    United States

    Hello from Lee University! My name is Caitlin Schrider, I am excited to be here to help you through the exciting process of making important college decisions.

    I am the Admissions Counselor for the Northeast region of the United States. Those states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia.

    As soon as I spent some time on Lee’s incredible campus, interacted with students, faculty and staff, and understood all that Lee had to offer, the decision to apply was an easy and exciting one! I studied Elementary Education at Lee. I chose a minor in pre-law. My professors were amazing to work with, and I felt well-prepared as I stepped out into the “real world” post-graduation! The classes that I took allowed me to explore my passions and calling on an academic level.

    Throughout my time at Lee, I was able to grow, be challenged, and experience a lot of important and life-changing events. Lee offered ways for me to get plugged in, to pursue several different things that I am passionate about. Lee University Campus Choir allowed me to help lead worship, meet new people and travel while still being a student and focusing on my grades. I experienced community and spiritual growth during my time in a Greek club, and had a lot of fun during intramurals, small groups and special events we hosted. My leadership skills were tested and grown through opportunities like Summer Honors, service projects and other campus events.

    Lee University is a place that can change your life. There is an incredible sense of community here. Our academics and spiritual life are held to a standard of excellence, and there is certainly a place for everyone to be involved!

    I consider it an honor to be able to correspond with you, answer any questions you may have, and share with you my experiences from this amazing university!


    Catilyn Wright


    Phone: (423) 614-8500


    Admissions Counselor for Alabama,
    Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, 
    and the Western States region
    of the United States

    Hello! My name is Catilyn Wright and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Western States, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Alabama. 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 has 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!