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Denise Arnold

Denise Arnold

Director of College and Career Advising

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Denise Arnold is a native of Johnson County, Tennessee and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from East Tennessee State University.  In 2010, she earned her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Counselor Leadership.  Denise has over 20 years' experience in public education including extensive experience in school counseling.  She joined the Niswonger Foundation in 2011 as a College and Career Counselor, then taking the position as Director of Learning Resources and Online Coordinator.  She now serves as the Program Director for NiswongerCare.

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Denise Arnold

Denise Arnold

Director of College and Career Advising

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Barbara Bates

Barbara Bates

Scholarship & Leadership Assistant Director

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Nancy Dishner

Dr. Nancy L. Dishner

President and CEO

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Richard Kitzmiller

Dr. Richard Kitzmiller

Vice President

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Kathy O'Dell

Kathy O'Dell

Office Manager

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Rita Sexton

Rita Sexton

Administrative Assistant

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Robin  Shepherd

Robin C. Shepherd

CFO