Dr. Terrell Odom, a U.S. Navy veteran, is responsible for developing and coordinating efforts and specialized programs for the University’s military-affiliated communities, including undergraduate, graduate
and professional students, faculty, staff, and all of their respective families. He works closely with campus partners on applicable University policies and procedures, throughout all divisions at the University of Chicago.
Terrell received his Bachelor of Science from DeVry University, an MBA from American Military University, an MPA from the Keller Graduate School of Management, a Masters of Online Teaching and
Certification for Online Learning Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chicago State University.
Terrell has worked in higher education for over 15 years, as an administrator, student services professional
and faculty member, at trade and technical schools and, two and four-year universities, at public and private
institutions. During his career, Terrell has constructed policies that incorporated military experience into institutional credit and stackable credentials, created college-level courses specific to transitioning service members, fostered environments that were engaging and conducive for the student veteran, and published research on awareness, access, and supporting military-affiliated students.
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