Green named as Chief of Staff at ETSU

Published 7:58 am Wednesday, August 7, 2019

JOHNSON CITY — Dr. Adam S. Green is the new Chief of Staff at East Tennessee State University and Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

Green brings nearly 15 years of college access and success accomplishments to his new role at ETSU. Throughout his career, he has secured more than $47 million in external funding focused on increasing college attainment rates of low-income, underrepresented and first generation students.

He comes to ETSU from West Virginia where he recently spent 12 years working for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.  Green’s tenure with the commission included more than four years as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and an additional four years as Senior Director of the Division of Student Success and P-20 Initiatives.

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Green has worked to advance higher education throughout his career, serving in various student support offices, and later completing scholarly research aimed at improving access to postsecondary education and training among rural populations.

He earned both his bachelor’s degree in journalism and his master’s degree in educational leadership studies at West Virginia University. Green also holds a post-graduate certificate in education awarded by the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He completed his doctoral degree in educational leadership studies at West Virginia University.