Corey Harkey currently serves as Interim General Counsel for Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN where she leads the APSU Office of Legal Affairs and provides legal advice and services to administrators and other authorized members of the University community in representation of the University. She has worked extensively in the area of education law and policy.
Prior to joining APSU, Mrs. Harkey served as Assistant General Counsel at Tennessee State University where she focused primarily on intellectual property, property, policy development, student affairs issues, and discrimination law. She also has ten years experience as a Metropolitan Attorney for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. In her role with Metro Legal, she acted as primary legal counsel for the Metropolitan Board of Education and the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, advising the school board and MNPS on a variety of legal issues and litigation matters impacting the education system.
Mrs. Harkey is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Law Association of Women- Marion Griffin chapter in Nashville.
Mrs. Harkey lives in Nashville with her husband and two children.
Mrs. Harkey received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the College of Wooster, her master’s degree in Political Science from Ohio University, and was awarded her Jurist Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University.
Prior to her appointment as University Attorney at Austin Peay State University, Costin Shamble served as Diversity Compliance Manager for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Prior to her work with TDEC, Ms. Shamble served as Tax Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Revenue. She began her professional career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. She was a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2016.
Ms. Shamble has been frequently sought to speak on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion by government agencies and area universities.
A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Spelman College where she was inducted as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Ms. Shamble received her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University.
Veronica Jackson currently serves in the Office of Legal Affairs at Austin Peay State University as Legal Secretary. Her higher education work experience spans twenty years; three universities; and various departments. The Business Office, College of Graduate Studies, Distance Education and Legal Affairs and Strategic Planning to name a few.
Jackson has held various supportive roles outside of education as an army veteran, family readiness group leader, and military spouse. She currently supports her extended Austin Peay family using the knowledge she’s learned throughout the years.
While maintaining full-time employment Jackson earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies, cum laude, in 2010 and a Master of Science in Management, with honors, in 2011 from Austin Peay State University. Jackson is a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.