Reconnect with your dream and finish your degree


What if every person who didn’t finish college had the resources to come back and earn a degree?

Why it Matters

How It Works

Meet Your Team

The Upper Cumberland TN Reconnect Network is a local community organization dedicated to supporting every adult in the region who aspires to earn a college degree. We work to ensure that each adult has access to the resources and supports they need to start and finish their college degree. This initiative is supported through TN Reconnect, the state’s mission is to help adults enter higher education to gain new skills and advance in the workplace. The State’s Reconnect Community Network links communities like this one throughout Tennessee who are all working towards helping their adult residents pursue and complete their college goals.

The Upper Cumberland TN Reconnect Network also works in partnership with the Graduate! Network, a national non-profit, with a mission of increasing the number of adults completing college. The Upper Cumberland TN Reconnect Network initiative is based on the Graduate! Network’s collective impact model for improving outcomes for adult learners by engaging local community organizations to provide adults with advising, support, and a personalized path to and through college.

Meet Your Team

  • Cindy Taylor
    Cindy Taylor Upper Cumberland Tennessee Reconnect Community Director
  • Teri Anderson
    Teri Anderson College Success Advisor
  • Karen Fesler
    Karen Fesler College Success Advisor
  • Laurel Farley
    Laurel Farley College Success Advisor
  • Christie Johns
    Christie Johns Advisor

Advisory Board

Lillian Hartgrove

Highlands Economic Partnership

Vice President
Workforce Development and Education

Tom Brewer

Tennessee Technological University

Associate Vice President
Research and Economic Development

Myra West

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Livingston Campus

Mark Farley

Upper Cumberland Development District

Executive Director

Becky Hull

Cookeville Higher Education Campus

Executive Director
CHEC Administrative Services

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