The Division of Student Affairs engages with students before they arrive and orients them once they are students. We provide a variety of administrative functions that enhance the optimal program from the student’s introduction to Meharry through completion of their chosen career of study. It is our privilege and honor to help Meharry students achieve balance and address concerns/extracurricular interests, guiding them into a life of service and care.

One Stop Services

One Stop Services provides current and prospective students a one stop for frequently asked questions that are related to the following offices: Admissions, Financial aid, Registrar, and Student Life. Our office is in the Division of Student Affairs suite on the first floor of the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education building Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

Center for Educational Development and Support (CEDS)

CEDS is a comprehensive academic support unit, established to foster an environment that stimulates and nurtures excellence in learning and teaching. We are located in the Anna Cherrie Epps, Ph.D. Building.

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An essential partner in student learning, research and clinical care through exceptional services.

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Counseling Services

Find information about our counseling services, student housing, and other student resources.

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Complaint Resolution

If there is a concern that you would like addressed, feel free to file a complaint here.

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Center for Health Policy

Fully supporting minority doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology, political science and economics.

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Campus Locations & Services

A comprehensive guide of the college campus for new and current students.

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Student Affairs Administration & Staff

Dexter Samuels

A. Dexter Samuels, Ph.D.

SRVP, Student Affairs &
Executive Director, Center for Health Policy

Phone: 615.327.6435

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Christopher J. Garner, Ed.D., MBA

Director, Student Life
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Office of Student Life

Phone: 615.327.3177

April Curry-Roberts

April Curry-Roberts, M.Ed.

Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Admissions and Recruitment

Phone: 615.327.6998

Sharda Mishra

Sharda Mishra, Ph.D.

Director, Counseling Services
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Counseling Services

Phone: 615.327.6312

Tammi Lavender

Tammi Y. Lavender, MBA

Director, Operations and Compliance
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Office of Student Affairs

Phone: 615.963.6435

Barbara Tharpe

Barbara F. Tharpe, Ed.D.

Director, Student Financial Aid
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Student Financial Aid

Phone: 615.327.6826

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Sandra Parham, MLIS

Executive Director, Library
Division: Student Affairs
Department: Library

Phone: 615.327.5770