PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville has announced the appointment of Teresa Lockhart as the vice president for enrollment management.
Lockhart worked in the Pike County School System for 20 years as a teacher, Title I facilitator and instructional supervisor. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Pikeville College and master’s degrees and Rank I from Morehead State University.
Lockhart came to UPIKE in 2010 as the director of the Booth Scholars Program before transitioning to the role of director of P-20 initiatives and academic outreach where she served as a liaison between the university and public school systems, growing UPIKE’s dual credit program enrollment from 80 students to 600 in three years.
She is a member of the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) core team, a consortium of 17 rural school districts sharing resources and professional learning opportunities. ARI was established by the nationally recognized Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative as part of a federally funded Race to Top grant.
“My experience in public schools has been vital to my transitioning successfully into positions at the postsecondary level. I understand that young people don’t just automatically grow up when they graduate from high school. They still need guidance, nurturing, a safe environment and people who care about them. At the University of Pikeville, that setting is available for our students,” said Lockhart. “My new role provides opportunities for me to assist with and oversee the recruitment process, financial aid procedures, and the most important component of all, the retention of students who’ve joined our campus family.”
Lockhart is a former member of the Pike County Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, National Education Association and National Council Teacher of Mathematics. She currently serves as chairperson of Forward in the Fifth, a non-profit organization, improving education throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky.
A member of the Coal Run Church of Christ, Lockhart serves on the preschool board of directors and is a youth Sunday school teacher and pianist. She and her husband, J.P., also a graduate of Pikeville College, have two children and four grandchildren.