Our Leadership

MCUTS is blessed with a strong board of directors, many of whom have been a part of the organization since its founding. Our board members work and serve in the local church, the nonprofit community, and the marketplace, and are all people of strong faith who desire to see our organization help equip the Memphis church community with capable leaders for the betterment of our city.

Leadership
President

Dr. Joseph W. Caldwell

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President

Dr. Joseph W. Caldwell

Dr. Joseph W. Caldwell serves as MCUTS 3rd President and brings many years of Nonprofit, Higher Ed, and Ministry experience to this position. Dr. Caldwell has taught and served in administrative capacities at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Gardner-Webb University, and Bay Cities Bible College. He has also served as the Executive Director of the San Francisco and Peninsula Baptist Association. Working with citywide initiatives in church planting, community ministry, and church renewal. Additionally Dr. Caldwell has pastored churches in California and Texas and served as an active duty and Army National Guard Chaplain. He has the DMIN degree from Fuller Seminary, MDIV and Th.M. degrees from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Caldwell is married to Marva Campbell Caldwell and they have two sons Joshua (18) and Christopher (16).

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Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Johnny McDonald

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Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Johnny McDonald

Johnny McDonald built a solid foundation working at 6 different educational institutions as an enrollment manager, and 1 educational institution as a faculty member. Johnny McDonald has worked at 3 different historically Black college and universities. In addition, Johnny McDonald has been a primary presenter at the National Small College Enrollment conference 3 different times, and received outstanding evaluations. Johnny McDonald is currently serving as Pastor for two different churches within the state of Mississippi. In addition, Johnny is employed as the Executive Director of Enrollment Management for the Memphis College of Urban and Theological Studies (MCUTS). Johnny McDonald is currently writing two books related to business and customer relationship management strategies. Johnny McDonald is an educational and business professional with demonstrated leadership in growing solid business and educational relationships both internally and externally, student enrollment, student retention expertise, management and staff development, staff and project management, strategic planning, and organizational teamwork, marketing and customer relationship management subject matter expert.

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Academic Dean

Dr. Troy Miller

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Academic Dean

Dr. Troy Miller

Dr. Troy Miller serves MCUTS as our Academic Dean and chief academic officer. Dr. Miller brings to MCUTS an abundance of teaching and academic administrative experience. Dr. Miller has served previously as the Chair of the Department of Bible and Theology at Crichton College and Victory University. Dr. Miller holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, MDIV from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BA from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Miller has edited works with Craig Evans and N.T. Wright.

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Dean of Students

Sharon Smith

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Dean of Students

Sharon Smith

Ms. Sharon Smith serves as MCUTS chief student support officer and a member of the President's executive staff. In addition to other roles at MCUTS, Ms. Smith also served for 10 years as the Director of Urban Ministry at Hope Presbyterian Church and brings a tremendous knowledge of Urban Ministry and work with urban populations to the MCUTS team. Ms. Smith holds the BA degree from Crichton College.

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Team Members
Professor of Human Services

Vahisha Hasan

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Professor of Human Services

Vahisha Hasan

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Assistant Academic Dean/Registrar

Dr. Greg Hollifield

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Assistant Academic Dean/Registrar

Dr. Greg Hollifield

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Director of the College Preparatory

Professor DiAnne Milone

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Director of the College Preparatory

Professor DiAnne Milone

Academy for Adult Learners

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Admissions Counselor/Church Relations

Cathy Moore

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Admissions Counselor/Church Relations

Cathy Moore

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Director of Community Development

Professor Michael Rhodes

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Director of Community Development

Professor Michael Rhodes

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Student Support Administrator/Academic Coach

Dr. Ceciley Wilson

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Student Support Administrator/Academic Coach

Dr. Ceciley Wilson

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Financial Aid Specialist

Marsha Young

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Financial Aid Specialist

Marsha Young

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