Admissions Counselors

Meet Our Admissions Team

Are you considering calling Johnson University home? The best way to see if we are right for you is to come visit us! Tour our beautiful Knoxville campus, and visit the majestic surroundings of the Smoky Mountains. While you are here, meet with one of our admissions counselors to find out more about our academic programs, the affordability of a Johnson education, and our admissions requirements. 

Contact the appropriate admissions counselors from the list below (based on where you live). We can’t wait to meet you and show you firsthand why so many students and alumni are proud to call Johnson University Tennessee home.

Undergraduate Admissions Counselors

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan
Admission Counselor
B.S. Johnson University


Jordon McClendon

Admissions Counselor
B.A. University of Tennessee


JaNay' Bryant

All Other States
Admissions Counselor
B.S. Johnson University


Chloe Nielsen


Graduate & Online Admissions

Chief Admissions Officer: Director of Graduate Admissions
B.S. University of Tennessee
Lisa Tarwater

Online and Graduate Admissions Counselor
Bachelor of Organizational Management - Tusculum College
Ryan Cate


Other Admissions Staff

Administrative Assistant
B.S. Johnson University
Team member since 2017

Director of Undergraduate Admissions (JUTN)
B.A. Johnson University
Lauren Shears