Dr. Nancy KingSanders, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Achievement & Registrar
Dr. KingSanders is in her fourth year at Austin Peay State University. She is committed
to ensuring Student Access and Success where students are rewarded with a high return
on investment when students complete their college degree.
Dr. KingSanders has a wealth of higher education experience to include prior appointments
as Associate Vice President for Student Success, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies,
as well as attaining tenure and the rank of full professor in the Music Department
at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
In 2016, the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Cengage Learning
presented Dr. KingSanders with its Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate award.
She also served as Principal Investigator on “Partnering for Student Success in South
Texas,” a $3.8 million Department of Education grant, and as Co-Principal Investigator
for a $2.625 Million Department of Education Grant, Integrating a Culture of Academic Research and Engagement, I-CARE.
Dr. KingSanders has presented her research at The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board, in partnership with National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
(NISOD) Conference, AHE National Leadership Summit, the Advancement Via Individual
Determination (AVID) National Conference, and the Educational Policy Improvement Center.A
talented clarinetist, Dr. KingSanders earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University
of Illinois, her Master of Music from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor
of Music Education from Texas State University.
Lois Briones, Administrative Assistant 3 of Enrollment and Student Achievement
Lois Briones has worked at Austin Peay State University since November 2007. She
started her career path in the University Facilities Office, where she served as the
Reservation Specialist for five (5) years. In July 2012, she was selected as the
Administrative Assistant for Student Achievement. She is a proud alumna of Austin
Peay, having graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2014. She is grateful to serve
in a position whose sole purpose is to help the students and encourage them to be
the best version of themselves.
Amy Corlew, Executive Director of Office of Admissions/Orientation/Dual Enrollment
Amy Corlew came to Austin Peay State University in 1996 working in the Office of Admissions
in numerous capacities and was recently named Executive Director of Admissions. In
her tenure, she has worked with thousands of students to achieve their higher education
Amy has also directed implementation of new software and technologies to enhance the
customer experience of admissions and enrolling at APSU. In her professional career,
Amy has been very involved with the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars
and Admissions Officers and served as President in 2009. She is the currently the
recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Impact Award presented by the Division of Student
Outside of her professional career, Amy is a devoted wife and mother of two. She
is an avid sports fan and loves to travel.
Dr. Allen Barger, Executive Director of General and Professional Studies
Dr. Allen Barger has worked at Austin Peay since July of 2004. He started as an Academic
& Career Advisor, worked as a Student Success Coordinator, Director of Student Success,
and is now the Executive Director of General and Professional Studies. Additionally,
he has been an adjunct instructor for APSU 1000 and the Leadership Department. He
received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Slippery Rock University and his
doctorate from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has also studied in Ecuador, Mexico,
Blaire Hodge-Woodring, Director of Learning Resource Center
Blaire Hodge-Woodring has worked at Austin Peay since 2020 as a World Literature instructor.
Before APSU, she taught literacy in the Clarksville-Montogomery County School System
for 14 years. Blaire earned her bachelor of science degree and her master of arts
in education as a literacy specialist from Austin Peay State University. She is a
semester away from earning her doctorate in educational leadership in higher education
administration from Austin Peay State University.
Donna Price, Executive Director of Student Financial Aid/Scholarships/Veterans Education Benefits
Donna Price’s first experience with Austin Peay State University was as a traditional
undergraduate, first-generation student, earning both a Bachelor of Business Administration
and Master of Science degree. As an employee, Donna has worked in the Enrollment Management/Student
Achievement division of Academic Affairs for 29 years. Her first 13 years at Austin
Peay were in progressive positions in the Office of Admissions. Currently, Donna serves
as the Executive Director of Student Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Education
Benefits. It is the love of the students and the satisfaction in how our work contributes
to their success that is the most rewarding aspect of being Director of Financial
Dr. Shawn Harding, Director of Office of Undergraduate Persistence
Dr. Shawn Harding has worked at Austin Peay State University since August 2019. Dr.
Harding served as a peer tutor and GTA for the university prior to earning a full-time
position. Dr. Harding has worked at the university as an Academic Advisor and Student
Success Professional at the Office of Student Success, Student Services Coordinator
for the Office of the Registrar, and now the Director of the Office of Undergraduate
Persistence. Dr. Harding is dedicated to the students of Austin Peay State University,
and has a primary focus in facilitating new initiatives that will help empower students.