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About Us

ACHE South is a dynamic network of diverse professionals who are dedicated to promoting excellence in continuing higher education and sharing their expertise and experience with one another.  We are comprised of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.  International locations include the Caribbean, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.  Our annual conference is held in the spring at various locations in the region.

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Meet Our Officers

Marilyn Read, ChairMarilyn Reed

Marilyn is a Coordinator for Continuing Education at Delta State University. She began her higher education career in Institutional Research but quickly moved to Continuing Education, where she found her niche. As an active member of ACHE for the past 14 years, Marilyn has served on numerous planning committees and as the 2011-2012 South Region Chair. 

Steven Frye, Chair-Elect

Steve Frye is a Professor and Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville TN.   The I.S. major serves students on campus, online, and through off-campus 2+2 programs, and has a high concentration of adult non-traditional learners in a university with a high percentage of traditional students.  In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he also teaches courses in Adult Learning, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Freshmen Experience, and Religious Studies.  Steve holds a B.A. from Carson-Newman College, an M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Seminary, a Th.M. from Duke University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Adult Education.  His research has focused on adult learning theory, student engagement, teaching, and conceptual change, and adult religious education.  Steve is a recent past president of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.



Brandi Huskey, Secretary

Brandi Huskey is the Director of East Tennessee State University’s Sevierville campus. She serves as a one-stop-shop for transfer and non-traditional students seeking to complete their degree at a distance from main campus. Her experience includes marketing, recruitment, community involvement, facilities, and event planning. She has presented and volunteered at numerous ACHE South conferences, served on several conference planning committees, and has actively participated in ACHE International since starting her higher education career in 2013. She is currently completing her dissertation to obtain her Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at ETSU.