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Cleveland State Community College Foundation

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John Squires
Interim Vice-President of Advancement, Workforce, Planning, & Communications

John is a experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy and educational program arena. Skilled in leading large-scale projects, with expertise in data analysis, research, educational technology, instructional design, grants, and strategic partnerships . Diverse educational background with a Ph.D. in leadership, Master’s degrees in math and education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.




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Lee McChesney
Interim Foundation Director

Lee started with Cleveland State in September 2021 after spending 37 years working for a non profit organization.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education from Emory & Henry College.



Jill Norton Woodruff
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations 

Jill, a Cleveland native, brings to Cleveland State almost 30 years of experience in marketing, fundraising, event planning, and community relations. She attended Cleveland State and received her Bachelor of Science from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Master of Arts from Lee University.  She is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Cleveland-Athens Cotillion, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and serves on the board of the Museum Center at 5ive Points. Jill has also been a river guide on the Ocoee for over 30 years and is the proud mother of William and Mary Grant Woodruff, who are students at UTC.




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Chrissy Pugh
Advancement Specialist 

Chrissy has been with Cleveland State since 2019.  She has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 




Erika Stuart
Grants Director

Erika started at Cleveland State in January 2021. She has a Masters of Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.



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3535 Adkisson Dr.
PO Box 3570
Cleveland, TN 37320
(423) 614-8700

Guidestar Platinum Seal

The Cleveland State Community College Foundation is the only College Foundation in Tennessee to have earned GuideStar’s platinum seal of transparency.