Office of Advancement

Chuck Baker, Vice President of Advancement

Chuck Baker joined Bryan College as Vice President of Advancement in 2016. He leads the advancement team and develops strategies to advance and support Bryan College’s goals and priorities. Chuck serves on the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Chuck began his career with Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company in 1975 and spent several years in sales with AT&T from 1982 to 1989. He joined Unum in 1989 as assistant vice president of information technology. In 1990, he assumed responsibility for Unum’s corporate services organization, and he was promoted to vice president of corporate services/facilities management in 1994. Until his retirement from Unum in 2010, Chuck served in a number of executive leadership roles including vice president of the corporate contact centers, enrollment services, broker compensation, and voluntary benefits client services organizations.

In January 2011, Chuck became President & CEO of Bethel Bible Village, a ministry focused on providing safe, nurturing, Christ-centered homes for children of families in crisis, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served at Bethel Bible Village until he joined Bryan College in 2016.

He is a graduate of Carson Newman College with a BA in Math and also of the Mahler’s Advanced Management Skills Leadership Program. He is a past board member of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and Bethel Bible Village. He is currently a member of the Dayton Rotary Club.

Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and have one son, Jonathan. Jonathan, a graduate of Auburn University, and his wife Amy have two children: son, Behr, and daughter, Ava.


Tracey L. Bridwell, Advancement Office Manager

Paulakay Franks Hall, B.A., Alumni Director

David Holcomb, B.A., Scholarship Fund Director

Janice R. Pendergrass, B.A., Director of Advancement

Concetta Swann, B.A., Advancement Assistant [PT]