About Us

Mark McCloud

Mark McCloud

Director: 731.881.3715 | mmcclou5@utm.edu

  • Liaison to Business & Global Affairs
  • Manages CPAD’s staff, budget, career service programming, recruiting and overall operations
  • Contact for major/career exploration as well as internship and job search strategy assistance
  • Contact for help with resume/cover letter writing, interview/networking skills and personal branding strategies as well as for support transitioning from college to the world of work

Mark, a UT Martin alum, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also has a Master of Arts in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Personnel Services and is currently completing a doctorate in Higher Education, both from the University of Mississippi. Mark has 25 years of experience which includes financial services, K-12 schools, mental health, non-profits and higher education, with 12 years in career services. As director, Mark will position CPAD to offer preeminent career assistance. When not working, he enjoys jazz, chess and spending time with his family.

Katie Mantooth

Katie Mantooth

Assistant Director: 731.881.3716 | kpmantooth@utm.edu

  • Liaison to Engineering & Natural Sciences
  • Contact for major/career exploration as well as internship and job search strategy assistance
  • Contact for help with resume/cover letter writing, interview/networking skills and personal branding strategies

Katie, a native of Arkansas, graduated from Queens University of Charlotte (NC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication with a minor in art and the University of South Carolina with a Master of Education in Student Personnel Services with a concentration in counseling. She has over 18 years of experience in career services that includes career counseling/coaching, internship and student employment program management and social media/marketing coordination. Outside work, Katie enjoys yoga, running, cooking and spending time with her husband, Dr. Jamie Mantooth, and their three children. She is also involved in the choir and women’s ministry at a local church.

Renard Miles

Renard Miles

Coordinator, Employer Relations: 731.881.3717 | dmiles@utm.edu

  • Liaison to Education, Health & Behavior Sciences
  • Contact for major/career exploration as well as internship and job search strategy assistance
  • Contact for help with resume/cover letter writing, interview/networking skills and personal branding strategies

Renard is a native of Jackson, Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Austin Peay State University with a Master of Science in Management. Previously, Renard worked at the University of Memphis Lambuth as a career educator where he worked with students on résumé writing, interview skills and mock interviewing, networking and personal branding strategies, job search strategies and career coaching. Renard enjoys both learning from students as well as sharing what he has learned from his professional experiences. In his free time, Renard enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, and career coaching.

Dr. Annie Jones

Dr. Annie Jones

Career Counselor: 731.881.3713 | ajones93@utm.edu

  • Liaison to Agriculture & Applied Sciences, Nursing and diversity initiatives
  • Contact for major/career exploration as well as internship and job search strategy assistance
  • Contact for help with resume/cover letter writing, interview/networking skills and personal branding strategies

Dr. Annie Carol Jones is an advocate for diversity in higher education, Jones has conducted research in the field of minority student issues in higher education. She views all areas of diversity, students, staff, faculty, outreach, and campus climate as intertwined and interdependent, creating a full circle.

 

Jones holds a doctorate in education leadership and higher education administration from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a Master of Science in education-counselor education from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Prior to her assignment as career counselor in 2016, Dr. Jones held the position of coordinator of Minority Affairs from 2010 – 2016.

 

Jones is also committed to community and volunteer service. She is a member and board member of the Martin Kiwanis club. Dr. Jones is an advocate/mentor for students on the UTM campus.

Melanie Young

Melanie Young

Career Counselor: 731.881.3714 | myoung@utm.edu

  • Liaison to Humanities and Fine Arts and extended campuses
  • Contact for major/career exploration as well as internship and job search strategy assistance
  • Contact for help with resume/cover letter writing, interview/networking skills and personal branding strategies

Melanie is an Air Force brat and lived in northern Maine, Florida, Guam and Japan before moving to Martin as a teenager. A proud UT Martin alum, she holds a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Educational Psychology, as well as 18 hours graduate work in English with a writing emphasis. She has over 25 years’ experience in counseling and education and has worked at UT Martin for 13 years. Her passion is helping students find their best professional path in life. She challenges them to push the boundaries to grow and become ambassadors of the excellent educational preparation they receive here. In her free time, she enjoys genealogy research and classic movies.

Amy Bates

Amy Bates

Administrative Assistant: 731.881.3712 | abates17@utm.edu

  • Contact to schedule an appointment or presentation or reserve the CPAD conference room
  • Greets guests, answers the phone and manages payroll for student and professional staff

A graduate of Westview High School, Martin has been home for Amy with the exception of 10 years in Cookeville, TN. Amy brings over 20 years of administrative support and customer service management experience to CPAD, having previously worked at Leventhal Ltd, Averitt Express and Ferry Morse Seed Company. She and her husband Steve, vice president of manufacturing of a uniform company, love to travel. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, Jennifer, a UTM graduate and staff member, her stepchildren, Chad and Heather, their spouses and four grandchildren.

Events

Fri.
Dec. 01

Free Headshot Friday
1:00 PM

Wed.
Dec. 13

Senior Salute
All Day

Thu.
Dec. 14

Senior Salute
All Day

Sat.
Dec. 16

Graduation
All Day

Thu.
Mar. 15

Career & Internship Fair
1:00 PM

Calendar of Events ->

 

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