Spellman named new director of RSCC Oak Ridge Campus

By Bob Fowler
Roane State staff writer

He’s been a familiar face on Roane State’s flagship campus in Harriman for six years and has relocated to take on new duties at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus.

Andy Spellman is the new Oak Ridge Branch Campus site director. “I’m making sure everybody – from students to faculty to staff – have what they need to be successful,” Spellman said of his new site director responsibilities.

Starting next spring, Spellman will also be overseeing the community college’s dual enrollment program with Oak Ridge High School and the two Anderson County high schools.

In dual enrollment, students wanting to get a jump start on their higher education can take college-level courses and receive both high school and college credits.

Spellman will be helping dual enrollment candidates with the application process and making sure they meet all requirements. He will also be working with guidance counselors at the three high schools to identify prospects.

“He already has strong connections within the Anderson County and Oak Ridge school systems,” said Teresa Duncan, the community college’s vice president of workforce and community development.

Spellman previously served as interim assistant director of Roane State’s Student Enrollment and Recruiting Department. Those duties will help him transition to this new role at the Oak Ridge Campus.

“Andy is very excited about this new chapter in his Roane State career,” Duncan said. “He looks forward to building strong connections in this community.” Duncan said area businesses and industries look to Roane State as a “workforce pipeline.”

Spellman, whose family members are longtime Roane County residents, graduated from Roane County High in 2011 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2015. He received his master’s degree in communications with a dual concentration in public relations and digital media from Johns Hopkins University in December 2020.

Spellman and his wife, Laura, who is the communications and public relations coordinator for Volunteer Electric Cooperative in Decatur, live in Kingston.

For more information on the Oak Ridge Branch Campus, visit roanestate.edu/oakridge. Details about Roane State’s dual enrollment opportunities can also be found online at roanestate.edu/dualstudies.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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