Joni Zier


Phone: 423.236.2895

Director of Records and Advisement

Joni Zier was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised in Minnesota. She attended Union College for two years, transferred to Southern Missionary College for her remaining two years, and graduated with a BS degree in office administration and a minor in library science. She completed an MSEd degree in supervision and administration at the University of Texas-Pan American in 1981.

For 18 years, Mrs. Zier enjoyed working as a business teacher, librarian, registrar, class sponsor, newspaper sponsor, and Sabbath School Sponsor at Valley Grande Academy and Rio Lindo Adventist Academy. In 1993 she was thrilled to be asked to return to her alma mater to be the Director of Records & Advisement.

Mrs. Zier and her husband, Bud, enjoy traveling, lighthousing, antiquing, and attending NASCAR races.

One of the goals that Mrs. Zier has for Records and Advisement is to bring the office current with technology to better meet the needs of Southern’s students and faculty.

Her current responsibilities in Records and Advisement include the following:

  • Overseer of All Records
  • Government Reports
  • Statistical Data
  • Petitions
  • Graduate Petitions
  • Facts of Graduation