Thank you for considering Tusculum University as the conduit to the future best version of yourself! Tusculum University was the small, private, prestigious and deeply rooted institution that I have been looking for my entire career. I have been at Tusculum University for six years; most of which are in the capacity of Dean of our College of Business. The last year and a half has been as our Vice President of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid overseeing the departments of admissions, financial aid, marketing, and communications.
On the personal side, I am married to the love of my life, Dr. Lisa Andrus, now a faculty member here at Tusculum. We are the proud parents of our nearly 3-year-old son named Harrisson whom we adopted at birth. I would be amiss if I did not mention his best friend in this world, Harper, an 8-year-old English bulldog who lives to sleep, snore, shed, and fart. Both my wife and I have the entrepreneurial bug and own our own businesses: Roff School Tavern – a restaurant named after the 1890s one-room school house it once was & Andrus Hospitality – a hospitality industry consultancy.
It is my goal to lead Tusculum University to sustainable year-over-year enrollment growth. We are accomplishing this by adding the best and brightest to our enrollment team, fine-tuning our communication flow to perspective students (particularly Tennesseans) and telling the Tusculum University story in such a compelling way that it is no longer a best-kept East Tennessee secret.
I encourage you to sit in on a class in a field that you are interested in at Tusculum and schedule a tour while you are here. Make sure to grab an Arnold Palmer at Creamy Cup during your visit! If you are interested in one of our 23 division II athletic teams, please let us know and we would love for you to attend a game and meet the coaching staff.
My entire team is here to serve you in the decision-making process!