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Marc Burnett to Speak at Institute’s Black History Celebration

Marc Burnett will be the featured speaker at The University of Tennessee Space Institute’s “Black History” celebration to be held at 10 a.m. on *February 25, 2015.
*[Editor’s note – this date has been delayed from the original February 18, 2015 due to inclement weather]

A native of Alcoa, Tennessee, Marc Burnett has served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Tennessee Technological University since March 1992. He is the second person to hold the position since its creation in 1982. He holds a BS degree in English Journalism, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, and an Ed. S. in Administration & Supervision all from Tennessee Tech University.

As the lead Student Affairs administrator, Mr. Burnett works with students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain student development. He oversees policies and programs performed within the Division of Student Affairs which includes: Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Disability Services, Eagle Card, Greek Life, Health Services, Minority Affairs, Orientation and Student Success, Recreation and Fitness Center, Residential Life, Service Learning, Student Activities, University Police, and the Roaden University Center.

Burnett’s primary tasks are to supervise, consult, provide material support, and provide data to the individuals responsible for each Student Affairs unit. He provides support for and/or serves on several University committees including Chapter 606, the Executive Advisory Committee, Administrative Council, Academic and Administrative Officers, The Commission for the Status of Blacks, The University Art Committee, Dean’s Council, and The University Retention Round Table.

Burnett is also currently Pastor at Gainesboro First Baptist Church in Gainesboro, TN. He has been married for 31 years to Tamelyn Burnett. They have two children, Mario, 29, and Bianca, 24.

His favorite pastime is painting and he has shown his paintings in galleries in Nashville’s Bellevue Center, Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, The Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN, the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, etc. He was recently featured on Tennessee Crossroads. He is an avid racquetball player and was a four-year letter winner in basketball at TTU. He is a member of the Blount County and TTU Sports Hall of Fame. He is also the Director of the Tennessee American Legion Boys State Program.

The Black History celebration will be held in UTSI’s auditorium, and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Institute’s lobby. For additional information, please contact the UTSI Office of Human Resources at 931-393-7226.