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Meet The Team

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Heather Davis

I am Heather Davis, director of the Dual Credit and Transition team at EKU. I am passionate about lifting people to the heights they have established for themselves. I was a first-generation student from South Central Kentucky, and I needed the help of several people at the college I attended to make the best decisions for me. In the Transfer Center, we want to be those people that help you get the information you need to make the best decisions for you. I’m ready to talk with you any time about how we can help you achieve your goals.

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Lisa Cox

I am Lisa Cox, director of Articulation and Transfer Systems (OATS) at EKU. Our office helps make sure your transfer credits get recorded and accurately applied to your EKU degree requirements. We also guide KCTCS students who are admitted to our Colonel Connection program. I have a special place in my heart for adult learners who want to explore how to make the most out of previous credits towards degree completion. I had such a great experience when I returned to finish my degree at EKU that I made this my career and EKU my home! I truly love what I do and look forward to helping support you during this important transition.

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Aaron Baker

I am Aaron Baker, associate director of Dual Credit and Transition Services. I help serve students in the Northern Kentucky area! I’m a Kentucky Colonel and an Eagle Scout. I enjoy working with students, being outdoors, playing video games, and studying history. Fun fact: my favorite place to eat in Richmond is Masala Fine Indian Cuisine!

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Chris Butcher

I am Chris Butcher, assistant director of Transfer Advising and Success. In addition to overseeing transfer advising/recruitment, I also help serve students from South Central Kentucky! I am a first-generation, two-time graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, and I’m currently working on my Educational Leadership doctoral degree. Outside of EKU, I serve in the Kentucky National Guard. I LOVE being outside and running/hiking!

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Rodney Tucker

I am Rodney Tucker, dual credit and transition advisor at EKU! I am also an EKU alum who had transferred from a community college so I will do my best to support you as you make your transition to EKU. I primarily work with our out of state transfer population. In my personal time, I love to travel, hike, and explore different cuisines! I graduated from EKU with a B.A. in Sociology and have since been working in higher education supporting students!

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Mollie Cotterell

I am Mollie Cotterell, a transfer advisor here at the university! I help serve students in central Kentucky. I also help advise our Tau Sigma National Honor Society at EKU. I am originally from Florida but moved to Kentucky when I started college, where I earned a B.A. in Education Studies. As a first-generation college student, I’m passionate about helping students navigate higher education to reach their goals! In my free time I enjoy traveling, doing a variety of crafts, and baking.

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Audrie Smith

I am Audrie Smith, a transfer advisor here at the university! I graduated my undergraduate studies with a degree in Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing with and ASL minor. I help serve students in Central Kentucky! I love working with students and advising them through the transfer process. Come talk to me about EKU!

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Leigh Ann Tipton

I am Leigh Ann Tipton, an assistant director of Recruitment at the university! I serve students in the Western Kentucky area. I’m both a first-generation and transfer student before earning my degree in journalism. I’m now pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration! I’m an enthusiast for all things outdoors – I hike, bike, camp, and garden along with my two teens. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Owensboro Sister Cities and Regions and on the Advisory Board of the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club.