Meet the Staff
Director - Dr. Colby Jubenville
Colby B. Jubenville, PhD is an accomplished author, international speaker, professor, business advisor, 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 has two children, Jack and Mary Burke.
Assistant Director - Matt Posey
Matt Posey began the Leisure and Sport Management master's program at MTSU in January 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from MTSU in December 2017 after completing a thesis regarding high school athletic administration in order to graduate with honors distinction. 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 works in the Athletic Communications office on campus as a student intern, where he was the primariy contact for the men's and women's tennis teams for three years.
Student Intern - Eren Hernandez
Erendira Hernandez is a sophomore 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.