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Adam White

Director, First-Year Programs


Adam White serves as the director of First-Year Programs (FYP) for the Division of Student Success. FYP oversees the FYS 101, TRSN 201, and FYS 129 courses, all of which support the transition and academic success of new incoming first-year students. In addition, FYP manages both the Peer Mentor Coordinator and Peer Mentor roles. These roles provide student leadership opportunities that directly support the FYS 101 and TRSN 201 courses.

Adam has worked in higher education for 10 years. He started his career working in orientation and family connections for Northern Illinois University, where he supported orientation programming for all new incoming students including the supervision of the orientation leader team. He also spent time as an academic advisor at a small school in central Illinois, where he implemented an on-campus orientation program for incoming students to support their transition to the institution. He’s been at UT for three years and worked in the new student orientation department prior to transitioning to his current role in FYP.

White has a B.A. in Communications from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami (OH) University.

He enjoys collaborating with colleagues both in the division and across campus to provide a positive experience for all students.

CliftonStrengths: Relator, Individualization, Competition, Significance, Futuristic