Tenille Dellinger joined UNC Charlotte in December 2017 as the first communications specialist for the Facilities Management Department. In late 2018, her role transitioned into a Business Affairs divisional resource, widening her scope of work to include divisional needs, such as Emergency Management. In early 2021, her role was reorganized into University Communications’ Strategic Communications team. Her prior experiences include working in public relations for a minor league basketball team, assisting in communications for a social robotics lab and working in customer service and event management for a sports tournament housing company. She also has experience teaching dance to collegiate athletes. Dellinger earned her bachelor's degrees in public relations, sports management and dance from Western Michigan University, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in communication studies at UNC Charlotte.