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Kenyatta Lovett

Dr. Kenyatta Lovett serves as the Executive Director of Complete Tennessee, where he is responsible for developing and executing the strategic vision to augment Tennessee’s goal to significantly increase postsecondary attainment by 2025. He also leads Complete Tennessee’s research initiatives to better inform higher education policy and practice in Tennessee.

More about Kenyatta.

Contact Kenyatta at or 615.569.7733. 


Kaci Murley

Kaci Murley is the Director of Engagement and Advocacy for Complete Tennessee. She leads the organization’s community development efforts to increase postsecondary access and completion in Tennessee. Kaci also oversees the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute (CTLI), which offers leaders in K12, higher education, and workforce development an opportunity to better engage in completion efforts in all regions of the state. 

More about Kaci.

Contact Kaci at or 901.258.2177.


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Kyle Southern

Kyle Southern serves as the Director of Policy & Research for Complete Tennessee.  In this role, Kyle works to ensure Complete Tennessee’s policy initiatives and advocacy efforts are informed by the best available research and data to advance student success statewide. He also leads development of the annual State of Higher Education in Tennessee report and works in partnership with other policy and research leaders on shared priorities.

More about Kyle.

Contact Kyle at or 615-454-5197.

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Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt serves as Complete Tennessee’s Programs Coordinator. In this role, he works to ensure administrative and logistic needs are met for the organization’s leadership development programs, advocacy campaigns, and other community engagement strategies.

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Graduate Fellows

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Russell VanZomeren
Master of Public Policy Candidate
Vanderbilt University, '19