• 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 Chris Dayton, and I am the Transfer Student Admissions Counselor here at Lee. Figuring out what the next chapter of life is can be an extremely difficult thing to accomplish alone. I am here to help answer any questions about Lee University as a whole or the transfer process specifically.

    I graduated from Lee University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Teacher Licensure. From the moment I stepped foot on campus I knew that this is where I needed to be for the next phase of my life. During my time as a student I have created unbreakable bonds of friendship and community. The Lee experience as a whole not only provided me with lifelong friends, but also the ability to depend on the Lord, dig deep, and overcome any circumstance that life can throw at me.

    Deciding to attend Lee University was by far the most amazing choice I have ever made. Being a part of the Lee community provides you with the knowledge of academics and also the life skills on what to do after school is finished. I want to be as much help as I can by shedding light on the college experience and process. If you have questions about general admissions or transferring to Lee, you can contact me at transfer@leeuniversity.edu.

    Elyse Swilley  

    Phone: (423) 614-8509

     Hello! My name is Victoria Clevenger, and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Midwest region. 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, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia. 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
    • Ben Calhoun
    • Admissions Counselor for Northeast Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia
    • bcalhoun@leeuniversity.edu

    Phone: (423) 614-8503

    Hello! My name is Ben Calhoun, and I am the Admissions Counselor for Northeast Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. I am looking forward to getting to answer any questions that you may have about Lee.

    After spending my first year at a state university close to home, I transferred to Lee in the fall of 2014. During my time here at Lee, I was able to be a part of the Greek community, including membership in Alpha Gamma Chi and Sigma Nu Sigma. I also had the opportunity to tour all over the country and other parts of the world as a member of the Lee University Singers. The peak of touring came in May of 2015 as we toured to Italy and performed in various venues, including Sunday morning mass in the Vatican. It was experiences like these that challenged me to grow personally, professionally, academically, relationally, and spiritually.

    In the summer of July 2016, I graduated from Lee with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and am currently continuing my education with a Master’s in Business Administration. Looking back, I can confidently say that coming to Lee was by far one the most formidable experiences of my life. Therefore, it is my goal is to see to it that same opportunity is made available to you! Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information regarding admissions.


    Nick Wilkerson  

    Phone: (423) 614-8534

     Hello there! My name is Lauren Tyrrell 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 region.

    I am absolutely thrilled you are considering attending Lee University. I whole-heartedly believe this university is bound together by a welcoming community, passionate students, faculty and staff, and most importantly, Jesus Christ. 

    I graduated from Lee University in the Spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While a student, I was a site leader for a middle school ministry called Life 423, a Transfer Leader for the First Year Programs Office and a member of Sigma Nu Sigma, one of the many Greek and Social Clubs offered here. I also participated in a cross-cultural trip to Scotland and England.

    Lee University is an incredibly diverse school, offering opportunities related to most prospects and fields. The best part of coming to Lee is being a part of a university that not only strives to better one another and the community around them, but also to enhance the kingdom of God. Lee changed my life for the better and I am positive if you choose this university, it will change yours, too. I would love to chat with you more about my experience and answer any questions you may have! I am here to help!

    Diana Stevenson  

    Phone: (423) 614-8507

    Hello! My name is Diana Stevenson and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Southeast Tennessee region. 

    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!

    Catilyn Wright  

    Phone: (423) 614-8534

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