TSAC Hires New Senior Associate Executive Director

Monday, August 11, 2008 | 4:20am

NASHVILLE - When TSAC began searching for candidates to occupy the newly-named position of Senior Associate Executive Director, the goal was to find a person who had experience in multiple key areas.   The new position was created to encompass the job responsibilities of a Staff Attorney as well as to oversee the day-to-day functions in the Business Affairs Department.  

 Peter Abernathy, the person selected for the position, began work at TSAC on August 1 and said he is excited about the opportunity to work in the higher education field.

“I am looking forward to getting involved in financial aid on a daily basis,” he said. “TSAC has given me a great opportunity to use my legal education while being more directly involved in higher education.”

Prior to his time at TSAC, Peter was employed at the Department of Finance and Administration for 12 years. During his time at F&A, he worked with higher education budgets, including TSAC, as well as represented the department on the TSAC Board of Directors.

He has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from North Carolina State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Nashville School of Law.

On a personal note, Peter is married and has three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, doing yard work, and reading.

Originally from Elkhart, IN, Peter currently resides with his family in Gallatin, TN.

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation