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Robert "Rob" Littleton


Vice President for Student Affairs



Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Maclellan Hall #12

Office Phone:



“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” (Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning, 1946)


Dr. Rob Littleton is the Vice President for Student Affairs. He came to King University in 2005. Littleton also serves as an instructor in the Leadership Minor and the Senior Capstone course, Christian Faith and Social Responsibility. Prior to his arrival at King, he served as Dean of Students and various other administrative positions for 15 years at Carson-Newman University and as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Education at The University of Tennessee for three years.

As Vice President for Student Affairs, Littleton oversees a wide range of programs and services at King including: Orientation, First Year Programs (KING 1000 and 2000), Community Outreach, Residence Life and Housing, Student Conduct, Student Organizations, Student Activities (i.e. SLACK), SLACK Sports, Security, Counseling Center, Student Success, Learning and Disability Services, and the Regional Student Affairs Office in Knoxville.

Along with serving on the President’s Executive Cabinet, Littleton has also served in other campus roles. From 2007 to 2011, he chaired the University’s transition committee, which coordinated the membership process to move from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Littleton is currently serving as Co-Chair, for the 2018 King University Compliance Certification Process. This process is with King’s accrediting body – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Littleton has also served on various accreditation committees for SACSCOC.

Rob and his wife of 21 years, Cheryl, live in Bristol. Cheryl is an elementary school teacher at Holston View Elementary. Rob and Cheryl are blessed to have Erin Elizabeth as their daughter. Erin is a 3rd grader at Holston View. The Littletons attend Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. 


Ed. D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville (2001)

M.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1990)

B.S., East Tennessee State University (1987)

Courses recently taught

LEAD 1500 LECT Residence Life