Dr. Keilan Rickard (he/him/his) started as the Director of the UTC Counseling Center in July of 2020. He is a collegiate mental health specialist with almost 15 years of experience on campuses of various sizes prior to joining UTC. He has also worked in community mental health, residential treatment, and a VA research unit. He is committed to serving traditionally underserved populations, especially black and brown communities, immigrants, and people who have been marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Keilan is happy that after 19 years away, his career has brought him full circle – back to the state he has always considered home.