Welcome to TACE

The Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers (TACE) provides its members with professional development and networking opportunities to create a mutually beneficial relationship between colleges, employers, students and alumni.

We have a commitment to career readiness and talent acquisition in Tennessee. Your membership in TACE connects you to a strong a network of colleges and employers. Experience the benefits today!


In place of our conference we are excited to host the very first virtual TACE talks! Join the conversation mid-day July 13-15 to hear from presenters, network, and share ideas. Registration details will be posted on the conference page very soon. We look forward to connecting with you!

2020-2021 TACE Board of Directors
  • President: Dr. Rob Liddell, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • President-Elect: Njyhalo Pavati, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Past President: Leslie Fox, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • Vice-President, Colleges: Renard Miles, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Vice-President, Employers: Amie Cohorst, 21st Mortgage Corporation
  • Secretary: Tim Shope, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Treasurer: Shunyale Griffin, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Director, Membership: Dr. Jeffrey Alston, East Tennessee State University
  • Director, Communications: Marc Holcomb, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Note: The 2020 TACE Conference has been cancelled in response to the impact of COVID-19. In its place, we are organizing a number of engaging online professional development opportunities. Details coming soon!

Become a member and experience exclusive benefits!

TACE membership provides opportunities to develop professional skills and advance careers.