Director and Advisory Board

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Martin, TN 38238


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Dr. Teresa Collard, Director

Director and Advisory Board

Director - Dr. Teresa Collard

Dr. Teresa Collard

Dr. Teresa Collard, Director of the Women's Center and Coordinator of Women's Studies, is a tenured assistant professor in the Department of Communications.She has served as Coordinator of the Women's Studies minor since 1998. She served on the committee that established the Women's Studies minor on UT Martin's campus and regularly teaches courses for the minor.


In February 2010, Dr. Collard proposed the creation of a women's center for the UT Martin campus. Former Chancellor Rakes and Vice Chancellor Ogg approved the proposal, and the UT Martin Women's Center opened in January of 2011. Dr. Collard continues to promote gender equality through programs and activities of the Women's Center.


Advisory Board

The UT Martin Women's Center Advisory Board is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community representatives. The Advisory Board serves as a liaison between the Women's Center, campus, and community.  The Women's Center Advisory Board plays an active role in guiding and supporting activities and programs sponsored by the Women's Center. They are vital to the success of the Women's Center. For more information about the Advisory Board, contact the Women's Center director at

UT Martin Women's Center Advisory Board Members

Faculty Representatives

Earlene Moore, Paul Meek Library
Julie Floyd, Department of Nursing
Sue Byrd, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Diane Shaw, Department of Visual and Theatre Arts
Lisa LeBleu, Chair for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Jeff Hoyer, Department of Communications

Staff Representatives

Stephanie Mueller, Student Success Center
Natalie Boyd Project>, Coordinator for the Personal Safety Empowerment     Partnership Program (PSEPP)
Karen Sliger, Extended Campus and Online Studies
Charlie Jahr, UTM Police Officer

Community Representatives

Alex Perez, First State Mortgage
Audrey Roberts, former President of Martin Manufacturing
Lisa Smartt, West Tennessee Columnist, Motivational Speaker, and Author     of The Smartt View  and The Smartt View Two

Student Representatives

Valerie Hatch,Political Science Major and WS minor
Kimi Foley, Sociology Major and WS Minor
Bentia Evans,Communications Major and WIC President


Jul. 19

UTM Women's Student Leadership Alliance Planning Meeting
12:00 PM

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Check out a wide variety of programs and events for students, faculty, and staff

Women's Center Programs >


Women's Student Association

The Women's Student Association (WSA) is dedicated to enhancing academic experiences while empowering students

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