NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Terrence Izzard, a longtime educator who specializes in recruiting and retaining millennial students, has joined Tennessee State University as the new associate vice president for enrollment management and student success.
Izzard comes to TSU with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. He previously served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Benedict College.
In his new role, Izzard will be responsible for the planning, management, and strategic directions for programs aimed at increasing student enrollment and retention.
“We are pleased to have Mr. Izzard join our team,” said Dr. John Cade, vice president for enrollment management and student success. “We are looking forward to what he brings to the table to help us as we move forward with our initiatives and strategies in recruitment.”
With experiences in recruitment, marketing, student engagement and development, and first-year experience programming, Izzard said he is excited to join the enrollment management team to help in attracting and developing the next generation of global leaders at TSU.
“A personal mission of mine is to be able to use my skills set and leadership abilities to find talented students and bring them to our campus and watch them become young leaders,” Izzard said. “Education is a gift that we must be able to give to our young people today to help them become successful in life.”
Izzard is a member of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and the National Black MBA Association. He also has served as campus advisor for M.A.L.E.S. (Men Achieving Leadership Excellence and Success) and Collegiate 100 at Benedict College.
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