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Mission

Recognizing the important role that student life plays in supporting the co-curricular mission of Austin Peay and the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Life and Engagement strives to connect academic and out-of-class experiences through programming and leadership development that establishes a diverse, interactive, and responsive learning community. The Office of Student Life and Engagement prepares students to be citizen leaders with an understanding of the global community and a commitment to service.

Staff

Victor Felts, Director

Victor Felts is the Director of Student Life and Engagement at Austin Peay State University.  He came to APSU in 2010 after serving as an Assistant Dean at LSU and Emory University; primarily working with fraternities and sororities.  He has also worked at MTSU and Samford University.  A Nashville native, he is a proud alumni of Austin Peay State University with a B.S. degree in Education and the University of South Carolina with a M.Ed. degree in Higher Educations- Student Personnel Services.  He has been involved in many professional activities and leadership roles including Executive Director of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) and Vice President of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA).  He enjoys travelling to tropical locations, college and professional football, hiking and spending time with his family and pets.

 

Jawaun RogersCoordinator for Programs and Special Events

Jawaun Rogers currently serves as the Coordinator for Programs and Special Events at Austin Peay State University. Jawaun joined the staff June 2017 after serving two years overseeing Fraternity and Sorority Life, Programming and Student Organizations at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Jawaun completed his M.A. in Higher Education Administration with a focus in Student Affairs from the University of Louisville. Prior to that, Jawaun attended our very own APSU where he completed his B.S. in History. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity. Jawaun’s student affairs background includes Student Activities, Programming, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership & Service and Diversity & Multiculturalism and Orientation/New Student transition. Jawaun enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and is an avid traveler. 


Kelly Carpenter , Coordinator for Leadership and Student Organizations

Kelly Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.
Kelly’s Student Life experience includes 9 academic years as the Coordinator for Student Activities at Westmoreland County Community College in Greensburg, PA. She took a three-year detour from Student Affairs while living in Charlottesville, VA where she managed a Community Center for Independent Senior Citizens. She is now thrilled to be back working with students in her new role at APSU. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, painting, sketching, and walking the Clarksville Greenway with her husband. 

 

Louise Mitchell, Hispanic Cultural Center Coordinator

Louise Mitchell graduated from Austin Peay State University with her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Spanish. She continued at APSU and received her master’s degree in Communications. Louise’s interests include reading classical literature, listening to music, playing with her two toddlers and volunteering for her national sorority.

 

Martha Harper, Adult and Nontraditional Student Center Coordinator 

Martha Harper came to Clarksville January of 2013 to open the Adult and Nontraditional Student Center at Austin Peay.  She began her second career in higher education, while attending school at Virginia Commonwealth University as a nontraditional student. Previously she was a small business owner collaborating with local and nationally renowned photographers to develop film and prints for museum and corporate display. As the digital age revolutionized photography, Martha went for something completely different and studied History, Religious Studies and Counselor Education. She holds both a B.A. and M.Ed. from VCU and spent her time there advocating for off-campus students.  Martha is proud to be here at Austin Peay in her first post masters position and supporting the lifestyle and engagement of students who have had a few turns on their road to education. 

 

Natalie Ross Baggett, Administrative Assistant II

Natalie Ross Baggett graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management. After honing her administrative skills in the healthcare field for 12 years, she decided to make a change. She began working for a local accounting firm. This allowed her more time to spend with her family. She began working for APSU part-time in 2012 in the Financial Aid Department, before moving to Student Life & Engagement in 2017. A Clarksville native, Natalie is a proud 3rd generation Governor, as her parents and grandmother are APSU alumni as well. Natalie loves all things vintage and is currently restoring a classic Ford Mustang Mach 1. In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, working on her family's cattle farm and serving on mission trips. 

 

TBA, Graduate Assistant