From the Vice President
Welcome to the Division of External Relations, where we fundraise, friend-raise, and develop and disseminate college-wide marketing and communications.
As vice president of External Relations, I lead a dedicated team that supports the College’s mission through institutional advancement, community relations and strategic communication. External Relations also is home to Saluqi Athletics.
The division is comprised of:
- Communications, Marketing, and Community Relations
- Government Relations
- Grants Office
- Saluqi Athletics
I invite you to bookmark this page as a virtual pathway to our offices, where we are ready to help you learn more about Southwest and the Southwest Foundation.
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Vice President of External Relations
What we're about
Daphne J. Thomas, Associate Vice President
The Communications, Marketing and Community Relations department develops, leads and implements strategic communication for Southwest. Services include media relations, multimedia production, marketing and advertising, graphic design, website and social media management and executive and college-wide communication. The department’s mission is to drive positive enrollment trends, generate community investment and position Southwest as a college of choice and key driver for workforce development and upward social and economic mobility in the Mid-South.
Roseanne Landey, Executive Director
The Advancement Office supports the Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation, a 501(C)3 nonprofit, through fundraising activities, grant writing, funds management and student relations. Advancement staff distribute book, tuition, and emergency scholarships that help students overcome financial challenges that threaten their ability to persist to completion. This life-changing support is possible through generous donations from alumni and community and government supporters and partners. The Foundation also provides funds that support Southwest programs, projects, scholarships and endowments that secure Southwest’s future.
Sherman Greer, Associate Vice President
Shayla Kolheim, Grants Management Director
The Grants Office performs research and prepares and monitors grants that align with the College’s mission and strategic imperatives. The office develops and executes a Pursuit of Grants Plan to garner fiscal and human resources to support program development and delivery. The office also provides grant funding awareness and oversees the administration and compliance of grant awards.
Roger Ogden, Athletic Director
Saluqi Athletics is comprised of baseball, softball, women’s soccer, and men's and women’s basketball. Our sports teams are members of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association. Our student-athletes hail from Memphis to Brazil. Saluqi Athletics coaching staff is comprised of gifted mentors and athletic specialists who are dedicated to helping student-athletes reach their potential in the field of play and in the classroom. The Athletic Director oversees Saluqi Athletics under the supervision of the executive director for Government Relations.