Robert Owens is a husband and father of five. Dr. Owens has worked for over 15 years in Access and Diversity at Tennessee Tech University. Amongst many other areas within this work is coordination of the $2 million diversity scholarship fundraising effort, completed in the Spring of 2021. In January of 2020, he was appointed Interim Vice President of Student Affairs at TTU. In that role he had oversight of over 10 student services departments and helped navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic in serving students at the institution. Dr. Owens served in the Interim VP of Student Affairs role until July of 2021 and in March of 2021, he was appointed Chief Diversity Officer at Tennessee Tech and will expand upon his work in Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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