Meet the Staff

Director - Dr. Colby Jubenville

Colby B. Jubenville, PhD is an accomplished author, international speaker, professor, business Dr. Colby Jubenvilleadvisor, entrepreneur and inventor. He holds an academic appointment at Middle Tennessee State University as Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Success and Strategic Partnerships in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.

He’s authored two books, Me: How To Sell Who You Are, What You Do & Why You Matter to the World and Zebras & Cheetahs: Look Different and Stay Agile to Survive the Business Jungle, and has written for numerous publications in addition to being a keynote speaker on many college campuses and for several professional sports franchises. In 2015 Jubenville accepted an invitation from the Washington Times to write about self-reliance and an entrepreneurial mindset ultimately teaching people how to “go their own way.”

Jubenville hails from Mobile, Alabama, and was a 2015 recipient of the St. Paul’s Episcopal School Distinguished Alumni Award. He is married to his wife, Katie, and has two children, Jack and Mary Burke.

Assistant Director - Matt Posey

Matt Posey is a senior at MTSU with a major in Public Relations and will enter graduate Matt Poseyschool at MTSU in January 2018, when he will pursue a master’s degree in Leisure and Sport Management. He’s currently writing a thesis regarding high school athletic administration in order to graduate in December as an honors student. He has always envisioned a career in which he can help people and is excited for the opportunity to affect the lives of classmates and fellow Blue Raiders in a positive way at the Center.

He oversees the day-to-day tasks of the Center, including scheduling meetings, website updates, seeking regional and national exposure for the Center, and coaching his peers. Matt is a native of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and graduated from Lincoln County High School in 2014, where he was Student Body President. He also holds a position in Athletic Communications on campus as the contact for the men’s and women’s tennis teams. 

Student Intern - Eren Hernandez

Erendira Hernandez is a freshman at MTSU and moved to Nashville, Tennessee from Jemison, Alabama. When she was a four years old, Erendira was cared for at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama with Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP). This disorder caused her to have low blood platelets that increased her tendency to bleed. For reasons stated, she became passionate to help others. She enjoys participating in community service events, such as the Special Olympics, which is a sports organization for children with intellectual disabilities. She was a member of DECA, SGA, FCCLA, FFA, Beta Club, and Key Club in high school. She also enjoys hiking and playing volleyball in her spare time.

Erendira has chosen a path in medicine and majors in chemistry at MTSU. She then plans to further her career by attending medical school. She plans on becoming a surgeon to continue helping those in need.