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Dean of Students

Kirsten Moss-Frye
[email protected]




Forrester Student Center
Moore County Campus


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Student Activities & Resource Center

Mission & Vision

The Student Activities & Resource Center (SARC) works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and various student organizations to provide co-curricular events, services and programs designed to engage, educate and empower students.

The vision of SARC is to foster learning outside of the academic classroom by creating an engaging environment that promotes deep learning, provides opportunities to meet other students, and gain leadership skills through participation in clubs and organizations. The SARC values the development of civic responsibility, community engagement, leadership and personal growth. Dialogue and reflection are at the heart of our advocacy. It is our hope to retain students on campus with a sense of community and belonging.


At the SARC, we provide opportunities for:

  • Leadership development through training programs provided for various student groups
  • Involvement in meaningful co-curricular programs such as the Motlow Ambassador Program, Student Government Association (SGA) and various Clubs & Organizations.
  • Personal and social space in a welcoming, inclusive environment that offers activities, a place to study, and a room to conduct club meetings.
  • Learning how to plan and facilitate a campus event, develop a new club, renew a club, conduct a meeting.
  • Workshop various life skills such as time, stress and money management techniques and resume building.


Kirsten Moss-Frye, Dean of Students

Ms. Kirsten Moss-Frye came to Motlow State from California State University Channel Islands (CI) in Southern California in August of 2016. During her 15 years at CI, she oversaw multi-cultural programs, disability programs, veteran affairs, new student orientation, and transition programs. While at CI, Ms. Moss-Frye excelled at Academic and Student Affairs collaborations on workshops, events, and activities, serving in conjunction with faculty as the Student Affairs Director of the Center of Multicultural Engagement. As a founding member of CI, Ms. Moss-Frye served 15 years of excellence in establishing multiple signature events and student traditions. At her departure, she was awarded the "Presidential Seal" by the President of the University, Dr. Richard R. Rush. She is passionate about student leadership and retention program development and creating student-centered environments on campus.

Dean Moss-Frye received her Associate's degree in Art from Pierce College in Los Angeles, CA, her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from California State University in Northridge, and her Master's degree in Communication from Eastern New Mexico University. While in graduate school at Eastern New Mexico University, she taught Interpersonal Communications and received top rank in her class.

Ms. Moss-Frye and her husband, Ryan Frye, have two children: Jolene and Jonathan and have made their home in Tullahoma. She enjoys gardening, volleyball, biking, and hiking. Ms. Moss also makes her own natural body care and green cleaning products, and she is interested in sustainable living resources for the next generation.