Dr. Izetta Slade, Ed.D.
Executive Director, HR/Employee & Organizational Development
Izetta is currently the Executive Director for Employee and Organizational Development with University of Tennessee (UT) System Human Resources. Immediately preceding her move to UT System HR she served as Executive Director of Human Resources at UT Knoxville. Other positions held at UT include; Associate Director for Equity and Diversity, Interim Department Head for UT Extension Evaluation and Staff Development, Interim Human Resource Officer for UT Institute of Agriculture, and Training Program Manager at the Institute for Public Service.
Izetta has over 20 years of work experience with higher education institutions. She also has experience in working with business, non-profit, and local, county, and state government agencies to provide human resources, customer service, strategic planning, program facilitation, event planning, leadership coaching and development, performance and organizational consulting, and professional development services.
Izetta received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, her M.S. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, and doctorate in Learning and Leadership through UT, Chattanooga
LMS Administrator & eLearning Consultant
Debbie joined Employee Organizational Development (EOD) in August of 2020. Prior to joining the EOD team, she held positions in LMS administration, curriculum development, eLearning content curation for instructor-led, virtual and mobile platforms for more than 25,000 team members in a large retail organization.
She brings a passion for increased learning opportunities through system development. Her focus is to provide employee development and compliance training initiatives via the K@TE learning management system for statewide internal employees, UT departments and campuses. She advises on eLearning best practices that adhere to high quality standards and aids in training and support for campus learning administrators.
Areas of Focus: LMS Administration; Consultation, advisement and facilitation of compliance training; Curricula and content development; Project management; Team building
Senior Learning Coordinator & LMS Assistant
Leigh joined EOD in 2018. A former librarian, she brings to the world of HR her passion for finding, classifying, and disseminating knowledge.
As the assistant LMS administrator she helps to manage and troubleshoot UT’s K@TE Learning Management System, designs online instruction, and coordinates compliance training. She also assists in the planning and support of UT’s professional-development learning initiatives through EOD’s classes and conferences.
She holds an MLS from Queens College in New York and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sr. Learning Consultant & Business Partner
Jeannie joined Employee and Organizational Development in June 2021. Prior to joining the EOD team, she served the UTK campus as a Learning and Organizational Development Consultant. Trained as an educator and coach, Jeannie has a diverse background in public education, healthcare, and higher education focused on leadership and staff development, professional coaching, and program facilitation.
She has a passion for life-long learning! Her focus is on meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities. Jeannie has experience in providing inclusive leadership development, strategic planning, differentiated learning, and organizational consulting.
Jeannie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and Human Learning from Tennessee Technological University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management.