Trae Cotton, Ph. D.
Vice Chancellor for the Division of Student Development
Dr. Cotton holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University in Minneapolis. He earned his bachelor of arts at the University of North Texas and his master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University.
Dr. Cotton directly oversees all of the deans and directors of the division's offices and departments.
Dr. Moise Baptiste
Executive Director for Student Development
Dr. Moise (Mo) Baptiste is a first generation Haitian-American and is originally from Miami, FL. He currently serves as the Executive Director here at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is charged with helping the UTC and Chattanooga community work more collaboratively around issues of diversity and inclusion. As faculty, he has taught courses such as: Education and Society, Youth Culture, Resistance and Education, Social and Cultural Foundations in Education and The Mis-Education of Haiti.
As a scholar, Dr. Baptiste’s has constructed a leadership theory that he has coined Leadership from the Margins Theory, which assumes social conflict theory rather than systems theory and, he has identified characteristics that make up these marginalized leaders. Dr. Baptiste also researches the identity(s) formations and performances of Black males throughout the African Diaspora.
Dr. Baptiste received an Associate of Arts degree from Kemper Military Academy, Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Business Education from Robert Morris University and a Ph.D. from Miami University in Social Foundations in Education.
Special Projects Coordinator
Hannah joins the division after recently completing her bachelors degree at the institution. As a student leader and former student body president during her undergraduate career, Hannah uses her involvement experience to inform her work on a variety of special projects for our division. Some of the projects she is currently working on include the Lupton Hall renovation and work on the division's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Office Location: 399 University Center
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Specialist & Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Development
Office Location: 100 Hooper Hall
E-mail address: Pam-Blevins@utc.edu