Custodial and Security Associate
315 South Washington Street
Ripley, TN 38063
Lawrence Xavier Andrews serves as the Security and Custodial Assistant at the UT Martin Ripley Center. Xavier attended Knoxville College in Knoxville Tennessee studying Mass communication & Special Education. Xavier came to the UTM Ripley Center after a 20-year career with Marvin Windows & Doors of Tennessee, where he worked as a Lean Manufacturing Facilitator. During his time at Marvin Windows he also worked as a Department Implementation Specialist, Quality Technician, and a tour guide.
Xavier also serves the Lauderdale County community as the Coalition Director of PAL (Prevention Alliance of Lauderdale County Anti- Drug Coalition). Mr. Andrews expression that his vision of PAL is "To create a healthier and safer community with strong families that have the necessary opportunities, relationships networks, and supports to raise their successfully". It is PAL's mission "To reduce the incidence of substance abuse by young people residing in Lauderdale County through a collaborative coalition that coordinates resources through public policy, laws, revenue, and strategy development".