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Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

George Underwood

Executive Director of Equity & Compliance | Title 9 Coordinator
Hardin Valley Campus – Goins 258

  • Senior Staff Member
  • Strategic Planning
  • Oversees discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaint processes
  • Title 9 Coordinator
  • Title 6 Officer
  • ADA compliance coordinator
  • EEOC / Affirmative Action compliance

Allyson Torres Beckman

Director of Title 9, Equity & Compliance
Hardin Valley Campus – Goins 257

  • Provides guidance to employees and students concerning rights and obligations in the workplace and educational programs and activities under federal and state laws and regulations and PSCC/TBR policies and procedures
  • Provides training opportunities to departments, academic units, staff, and student organizations on topics related to discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, and domestic/dating violence
  • Provides information on helpful and supportive resources to employees and students
  • Investigates reported complaints of protected class discrimination/harassment and any related retaliation, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking
  • Provides feedback on EEOC / Affirmative Action and other areas of compliance with federal and state laws and regulations

Lauren Ziegler

Coordinator of Cultural Engagement & Inclusion
Hardin Valley Campus – Goins 256

  • Chairs the Cultural Engagement & Inclusion Committee
  • Supports faculty/staff led cultural engagement events & programs
  • Facilitates cultural competency and DE&I related trainings
  • Provides guidance on cultural and social identities
  • Provides guidance to departments & employees on best practices from lens of DEI & Belonging
  • Coordinates the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Partners with HR on recruitment & retention of diverse employees & interns

Contact Us

For compliance questions, concerns, or reporting of incident(s)

For events and training questions

Equity & Compliance 
Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Rd. 
P.O. Box 22990 
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
By appointment only 

Hardin Valley Campus, Goins Building (2nd floor)
Goins Building, Rm 258