Commissioners and Staff

Marc Burnett



A native of Alcoa, Tennessee and a 1977 graduate of Alcoa High School, Marc Burnett has served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Tennessee Technological University since March 1992. He is the second person to hold the position since its creation in 1982.  He holds a BS degree in English Journalism, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, and an Ed.S. in Administration & Supervision all from Tennessee Tech University.

As the lead Student Affairs administrator, Mr. Burnett works with students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain student development. This includes: Campus Recreation, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Accessible Edcuation Center, Eagle Card, Greek Life, Health Services, Minority Affairs, Residential Life, Service Learning, Student Activities, Student Government Association, and University Police.  Moreover, he is currently the Universities Chief Diversity Officer.

He is an avid racquetball player and was a four-year letter winner in basketball at TTU. He is a member of the Blount County and TTU Sports Hall of Fame.

While he has no formal art education, Mr. Burnett has been experimenting with painting techniques for several years. His artwork has been on display at Art & Images in Nashville’s Bellevue Center Mall, First Tennessee Bank and Poet’s in Cookeville, Roane State Community College, Motlow State Community College, Columbia State Community College, the Renaissance Center in Dickson, Tennessee, the Joan Derryberry Gallery at Tennessee Tech University, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Burnett is also currently Pastor at Colonial View Baptist Church (4 years) in Cookeville, TN. He has been married for 36 years to Tamelyn Burnett. They have two children, Mario, 34, and Bianca, 30.