Christian Brothers Names Doyle Vice President of Student Life

By Kate Simone

Tim Doyle has joined Christian Brothers University as associate vice president of student life. In the role, Doyle supervises multiple aspects of campus operations – including housing, student government, health services and Greek organizations – working to address non-academic student needs and help students develop into active, engaged alumni.

DOYLE

Work experience: I most recently come from two projects seeking to develop private higher education in Iraqi Kurdistan. I worked there for 20 months as the director of enrollment management and history department faculty member for the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, and most recently for another year as the student services consultant for a proposed Christian university in the Kurdish capital of Erbil.

Prior to my international work, I was the dean of students and vice president for student affairs at Oglethorpe University, with many years of college teaching experience and seven years in student life work at Emory University beforehand.

Favorite quote: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

Favorite movie: “The Godfather”

The sports team(s) you root for: The Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Celtics.

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”: Great to unpack boxes to.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Going to the gym, searching out local pop culture (Memphis is very promising on this!), entertaining, the movies and reading.

What talent do you wish you had? I really wish I could sing. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket though.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mom and dad were both educators who came from modest Midwestern backgrounds yet achieved so much. I feel my mother’s absence and father’s presence every day. Other than my parents, I’d say the faculty at Wabash College: They’ve shaped my professional career in so many ways.

What attracted you to CBU? I sense that CBU is poised for a real takeoff. It has a great mission, curriculum and location, so there are great possibilities for its leadership. As a lifelong Roman Catholic, I felt an institutional affinity since my first interview.

What are your goals in your new position? Campus life at CBU is about to be fun as well as supportive and meaningful. I intend to bring students together, using all that Memphis has to offer – from regional theater to pro wrestling – in pursuit of vitality in campus housing and activities.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Never stop learning. It doesn’t have to be just in school, but an ongoing education can feed you in every possible way.

GRAVES

John Mitchell Graves has been named chairman of the board of trustees at Christian Brothers University. Graves, who has served on the board since 2009, is president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Affiliated Services Division and interim CEO of Health Choice.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has hired or promoted these employees to manager or director positions within its Memphis-area network: Blair L. Arey, Cara T. Beard, Jamie V. Cardot, Matthew P. Dane, Tracy L. Godsey, Nicholas S. Lewis, Teresa S. McGoldrick, Yolanda L. Motley, Adrian G. Newson, Teresa A. Simmons, Sarah L. Sinjari and Taneicia B. Smith.

CARDENAS

Nathan Carico has joined Visible Music College as vice president of students. Carico previously served as associate pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Katy, Texas.

SCHMIEDICKE

Sarah Lichterman has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account assistant. Lichterman joined Obsidian in May 2012 as a level 2 intern.

MITCHELL

Pickering Firm Inc. has announced new associate principal owners in its Memphis office: Jose Raul Cardenas, architectural designer; Brad Schmiedicke, project manager; and Rod Mitchell, senior plumbing designer.

Dr. Glen Fenter, president of Mid-South Community College, has been named to Southern Business & Development magazine’s Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South list. Fenter has been president of the college since 1991.

Five attorneys from the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC have been ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as leading practitioners in their practice areas: John A. Good, Brook Lathram, John Speer, Richard R. Spore III and John A. Stemmler. In addition, Good was listed as a national leader in capital markets: real estate investment trusts.

Kenny Crenshaw, owner of Herbi-Systems Inc., has received the Patriot Award from the Employers in Support of Guard and Reserve. The award is given to a supervisor or boss nominated by an employee of the National Guard or Reserve for granting flexible work schedules and leaves of absences. In addition, Crenshaw was appointed to the Tennessee Pest Control Board by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and will serve through 2016.