New assistant dean appointed to Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus

Maryville native Holly L. Burkett has been named assistant dean of the Blount County Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Allen G. Edwards, the college’s president announced today.

Burkett has been director of admissions and the Communications Center at Pellissippi State since last year. Previously, she worked as alumni relations coordinator for the Pellissippi State Foundation and was enrollment management coordinator for Admissions and Records.

An alumna of Maryville High School, Burkett has a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from the University of Tennessee, where she majored in child and family studies.

“I’m extremely excited about this new opportunity to serve the college, especially at the new Blount County Campus,” Burkett said.

“Having grown up in Maryville, I know the value people who live here place on education, so it’s an honor to be able to help ‘grow’ this new campus for students who want a quality educational experience.”

“Holly has a diverse background with the college and excellent credentials in working with different constituencies that are important to our mission,” said Edwards. “The leadership she has already shown will help us achieve the next level of success with the new programs and opportunities we will offer in Blount County.”

Burkett is the daughter of Shirley and Clifford H. “Bo” Henry of Maryville. Bo Henry is a former member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college’s governing body.

Burkett assumes her new post Aug. 1. She replaces Bill Eanes as assistant dean. Eanes is now project manager for the Economic Development Board of Blount County.