Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for
Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance
and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics
Department since 1998.
Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech's varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty.
A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes.
In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President's Commission on the Status of Women for seven years.
Raised in York, Pennsylvania., he earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and added a master's in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master's degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004.
Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 29 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian is pursuing a second degree in Environmental Geology at Tennessee Tech and plans to graduate in May 2010. Meagan is a junior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.