The Office of Minority Affairs exists to provide support to the minority students at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The office seeks to identify the academic, cultural, economic, and social needs of minority students. It also works to centralize and coordinate a holistic program for the University's efforts to cultivate the cultural and ethnic diversity of the campus by communicating these needs, along with recommendations for meeting them, to other units on campus. The Office of Minority Affairs then provides programs and services that enhance the personal, social, educational, and cultural development of all students and encourages students of color to participate in and contribute to campus life.
The Office of Minority Affairs is committed to serving the UTM community as a multicultural resource. The office seeks to provide educational opportunities that assist the majority and minority students in identifying commonalities while recognizing, understanding, accepting, respecting, and valuing their differences.
The Office of Minority Affairs supports student philanthropy, community service, and outreach programs both on campus and within the global community.
Dr. Annie Carol Jones
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 and a Master of Science in education-counselor education from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.
Harold Conner Scholars
The Harold Conner Scholars Program is designed to aid high-performing students in their endeavors to obtain a college education.
Participation in the Harold Conner Scholars Program is open to high school graduates from the state of Tennessee who attends the University of Tennessee at Martin.