President's Staff

quarlesDorothy Quarles
Special Assistant to the President
phone: (256) 782-8619

Dorothy G. Quarles is a native of Mobile, Alabama and has worked at JSU for almost 10 years as the executive assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement.  She has planned and executed fund raising events, retreats, and managed football suites.   

Before joining JSU, Dorothy served as the executive assistant for the President and Chairman of the Board for Regions Bank in Calhoun and Talladega counties and was secretary to the Regions Bank Board of Directors.  While at Regions Bank, she was also the secretary to the Association of Bank Institutions (nine banks) in Calhoun County and a member of the United Way budget allocation committee.  Prior to Regions Bank, she was employed by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) as the project administrative coordinator and office operations manager for the Joint Service Integration Group (JSIG) at Fort McClellan.  The JSIG is a Department of Defense and BMI contractor team focusing on the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) arena and works with the four services (Army, Navy, Air Force, & Marines) at the Pentagon.  She has over 20 years of banking experience and has served as a branch manager, loan officer, and assistant credit manager, head teller and teller.  

She is currently a board member for the MG Gerald Watson's McClellan Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and a member of the Jacksonville State University Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Northeast Alabama chapter. 

Dorothy attended the University of South Alabama and Livingston University, which is now University of West Alabama. 

Her husband, Terry, is the Recovery Division Director and Federal Coordinating Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Region IV in Atlanta.  He is a Jacksonville State graduate and was commissioned through JSU ROTC. He is a retired Colonel, a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and a graduate of Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, with a Master’s in Public Administration. They have one son, Taylor who is a recent JSU graduate and is pursuing his Master’s degree at JSU.  Terry and Dorothy reside in Jacksonville, Alabama.

chappellCatherine H. Chappell
Executive Assistant to the President
phone: (256) 782-5881

Catherine H. Chappell is a native of Tuskegee, Alabama and has more than twenty years experience in retail management, banking, education and health care services.

Catherine's most recent experience was as Optometry Manager with Sarrell Dental and Optical Centers, where she was responsible for the operations of five optical centers. Under Catherine's leadership the department saw a significant increase in revenue. Prior to that, Catherine served as Executive Director with Anniston City Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provided scholarships to Anniston City Schools students.
Catherine's professional affiliations include Altrusa International, Inc., and Leadership Calhoun County, Class of 2006. In addition, Catherine has served on the Board of Directors of McWane, Leadership Calhoun County, Sarrell Regional Dental Center, Inc., and St. Michael's Clinic.
Catherine is married to Rev. Isaac Chappell, Jr., and they currently reside in Anniston, Alabama.