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A message from President Harley Knowles


Welcome to Tennessee Wesleyan University! As president, I invite you  to explore TWU and discover our tradition of academic excellence and our strong focus on student-faculty relationships. We are truly invested in your personal and professional successes. As a student, you will experience small class sizes ensuring  you will receive the attention and support you need to be successful here and beyond.

Tennessee Wesleyan is steadily growing. We have experienced increased enrollment, additions to our majors and minors and created new graduate-level programs. 

We take pride in our relationship with our community. Tennessee Wesleyan students, faculty and staff provide hundreds of hours of volunteer service to various organizations every year. With an emphasis on service and leadership in all of our programs, we help our students understand leadership and the impact they can have on the world.

When my wife and I moved to Athens in the summer of 2011, we were greeted by a warm, caring campus community, and I know you will have the same experience.

We would like to meet you and have you on campus for a visit. Please contact our admissions office to schedule a visit for you and your family. You will be able to experience firsthand the quality of our educational experience, our attention to personal relationships and our services and staff available to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. While you’re here, please stop by Old College to say hello. I look forward to meeting you soon!


Harley Knowles
TWU President