Come on down to Avon Williams Campus of TSU Thursday March 20 at noon to join us for our March TN-ASPA Lunchtime Lecture. We will hear from Nneka Norman-Gordon, Higher Education Resource Officer, in the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Nneka’s role falls at the interface between the public sector and the public, in the policy arena of higher education. The HERO serves as a point of contact for faculty, staff and employees of the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems. The Office is an information resource for these groups and legislators regarding the operations and financial workings of the higher education systems.
Nneka Norman-Gordon began her career in public service in September 2004 in the former Department of Personnel as an examinations analyst, responsible for developing job qualifications for state applicants. Previously she worked as a Legislative Research Analyst within the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) conducting public policy research for the Tennessee General Assembly on various topics including STEM, early childhood education, and K-12 governance and reform. Nneka has written numerous publications including reports on Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten program, Tennessee’s Graduated Driver Licensing Laws, Tennessee’s school district usage of Race to the Top funds, and STEM in Tennessee. In recent years, she has gained a deeper understanding of State policy and the legislative process while serving on the Comptroller’s legislative team. A prior Naval Officer, Nneka holds a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Austin Peay State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University in Virginia; she is a 2012 graduate of the Tennessee Government Management Institute (TGMI). Nneka is serving as a TN-ASPA Executive Councilmember (2013-2015).
All Lunchtime Lectures are free and will take place this spring at noon in Training Room 1 at the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University in downtown Nashville, at 10th Ave. N and Charlotte Ave (map). (Training Room 1 is located on the third floor off the Atrium.) Feel free to bring your lunch for these informal discussions. We are unable to offer parking at TSU’s parking lot; meters and lots are available in the surrounding downtown area. State employee parking lots are available nearby for those with permits.