The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Diversity & Community Relations

Haslam College of Business

Meet Our Team

Tyvi Small

Executive Director of Talent Management, Diversity & Community Relations

Mr. Small leads all activities and initiatives of the Office of Diversity and Community Relations. In addition to supervising the staff, budget and operations of the office he is also responsible for all graduate school initiatives. He also assists with faculty and staff searches, corporate partnerships, development and community outreach.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of South Florida
  • Master of Education in College Student Affairs, University of South Florida
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Janice Branch

Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives

Manages diversity initiatives for the undergraduate program, including recruitment activities, retention planning, and pre-collegiate outreach programs.

Advises multicultural student organizations and conducts professional development workshops for students. Coordinates office newsletter and other marketing materials to promote initiatives.

  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology, The College of William & Mary
  • Master of Arts in Management, Wake Forest University School of Business

Destiny Sirivong

Coordinator of Pre-Collegiate Programs

Destiny coordinates various summer pre-collegiate/access programs such as AIM Academy, BETS Program, ECAP, and Teen Summit.

She also coordinates outreach activities with the admissions office and local nonprofit youth serving organizations to attract diverse students into the Haslam College.

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, The University of Tennessee
  • Pursuing Master of Science in College Student Personnel, The University of Tennessee

Alissa Reeves

Administrative Support Assistant III

Provides administrative support for the office.
Supervises student workers.
Designs office newsletter.

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Rhetoric Writing & Linguistics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Pursuing Master of Arts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Graduate Assistants

    Artis Ford

    Artis Ford

    Student Assistants

    Deidra Gray

    Joshua Smith

    Spencer Story

    Humberto Velazque

    Office of Diversity and Community Relations ~ 332 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4140
    Phone:+1 (865) 974-3646 ~ Fax: +1 (865) 974-1766 ~ Email:


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