Office of the University Counsel

Brief Biography


Michelangelo McCallister, Sr., is the Contract Administrator in the Office of the University Counsel at Tennessee State University (TSU). As the Contract Administrator, he is responsible for providing contract review and administrative support under the direction of the University Counsel, Laurence Pendleton. His responsibilities include reviewing agreements for conformity to applicable laws, regulations, policies and rules. He also confers with various departmental representatives on contractual issues and participates in contract related training sessions with the University Counsel.

Prior to employment at TSU, Mr. McCallister served for twenty-four years in the Air Force, serving as a jet pilot in various flight operations and commanding four combat ready logistics squadrons before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. McCallister’s contract related work prior to coming to TSU centered on contracting and procuring air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. Mr. McCallister has over thirty years of contract administration, procurement and logistics experience, including ten years of contract related higher education experience at Tennessee State University.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. McCallister received his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, majoring in History, and received his master’s degree in International Relations from Troy State University in Alabama. Mr. McCallister received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Tennessee State University as a Distinguished Graduate in 1973.

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