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Dennis Negrón

Vice President for Student Development / Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Dennis Negrón has served in three capacities during his tenure: as an associate dean of men for 14 years, as an associate professor of English for 7, and most recently as the vice president for Student Development for the last 5+ years. In 2020, he added the role of Title IX Coordinator to his responsibilities. Having earned an undergraduate degree from Southern College of Seventh-day Adventist, the name of Southern before its current one, he has devoted more than half his life to this institution.

Dennis is married Jennifer (Kneller) Negrón, also a graduate of Southern, and have two children. He is avid fan of the New York Mets but loves football and hockey as well. He loves the outdoors but can just as easily be found reading or listening to a book.

Phone: 423.236.2813

Kari Shultz

Director of Student Life and Activities

In her capacity as Director of Student Life and Activities, Kari enjoys meeting students and assisting them in any way she can. She has a Master's degree in Education Leadership with an emphasis in administration. In the course of the twenty plus years that Kari has worked at Southern, she loves mentoring students and have them leave her office saying they feel better than when they walked in. Kari has worked with Student Association officers, student organization officers, and planned various campus activities. There is never a dull moment in her life.
In her spare time, Kari loves baking, cooking, reading, working in her flower beds, crocheting, and crafting. One of her goals is to get as many stamps in her passport as possible. 

Email: kshultz@southern.edu
Phone: 423.236.2484

Lisa Hall

Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life

Lisa has worked in Residence Life since she came to Southern in 2004. While at Southern, she worked as a residence hall dean for 15 years before becoming Dean of Students and overseeing the Residence Hall program in its entirety. Lisa appreciates the variety that working with students brings and enjoys getting to know students regardless of the situation. Her greatest desire is to reflect Christ in all that she does as she interacts with students. In her spare time, she loves watching sports (especially tennis and football), reading, gardening and most important to her is spending time with family and friends.

Phone: 423.236.2900

Teri Reutebuch

Administrative Assistant

Teri came to Southern in 2009, starting off first in the Chaplains office and then transitioned to Student Development in 2015. She is the person to speak to if you have any questions regarding Enrichment Credits, moving off-campus, or anything else related to Student Development. Talking with students, working out a plan for their success, and assisting in any way possible are some of the many things she enjoys. Outside of work, Teri enjoys reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and students. Stop in and say hi; she'd love to meet you. 

Email: terir@southern.edu 
Phone: 423.236.2814