Division of Chief of Staff

Division Of Chief of Staff and Operations

Under the direction of the President, the Chief of Staff and Operations handles the day-to-day operations of the university while overseeing the departments of Information Technology Services (ITS), Human Resources, Office of Events Management, and Shared Services, as these offices support the entire campus and are critical to the mission of Fisk University.  

Typical responsibilities include handling enterprise-wide projects, special projects and campus operations. The Chief of Staff serves as Dr. Rome's proxy on campus and in the community while advising the president on a wide variety of special projects, initiatives and executive duties.

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Chief of Staff

Joseph Watkins is entering his third year at Fisk University as Chief of Staff and Operations. To read more about the Chief of Staff, please click the Biography tab.

Office Location and Contact Information:
Erastus Milo Cravath Hall
Tel: 615-329-8870

Jesus Murillo

Jesus Murillo Class of 2021

We are Fisk.

Fisk has given me the courage and the humility to advance myself into an ever-changing and evolving world. By pushing me to see my true talents my professors and the Fisk Family have shown me that I only can make it into elitist spaces but excel within them. It was this same mentality that landed me as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship and full-rides to Harvard and Yale for Graduate school programs. I am proud to say that I will be graduating summa cum laude with Honors from my beloved University