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Senior Assistant Provost

Sally Parker, Ph.D.

Sally Parker is a senior assistant provost in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Parker manages a number of internal faculty funding programs, Provost office communications (in collaboration with the Division of Communications), and special initiatives and projects for the Provost. She also oversees the Office of Commencement and Special Events. In addition, as part of the Provost’s Office of Administration and Operations, she manages shared resources and services for other Provost offices. She also serves as the Provost’s liaison on Academic Affairs capital projects.

Prior to joining the university she worked at Hall Strategies, a strategic communications and public affairs firm based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she managed client accounts in industries ranging from automotive manufacturing to the life sciences. Formerly based in Tampa, Florida, she worked in strategic communications for Booz Allen Hamilton, where she served as senior editor of the Africa Defense Forum, a three-language publication produced on behalf of the United States Africa Command. Her work in consulting and public affairs began in Washington D.C. where she worked for Odell Simms and Associates, an international economic development firm and DCI Group, a public affairs and grassroots lobbying firm.

Parker served as visiting professor at the University of South Florida in the Department of Government and International Affairs from 2009 – 2010. She earned her Ph.D. in political science from Florida State University and her bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Belmont University.

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Sally Parker 
205 Kirkland Hall
615-936-7633

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