Assistant Vice Chancellor
Sheila is a public relations, communications and marketing professional who joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as director of communications and marketing in May 2006. She began her career in New York City working for major money-center banks. Afterward she joined Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, a leading international corporate and financial public relations agency, where her clients included Seagram, Playtex International and American Express. Sheila was subsequently hired to direct communications and marketing for such major corporations as Prudential Securities, AT&T Capital and Scholastic. She relocated to Memphis and worked as a communications consultant for several years before accepting the position with UT Health Science Center.
Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from St. Louis University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society and Alpha Sigma Nu national Jesuit honor society, she was a member of the national Alpha Sigma Nu board of directors for 10 years.