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Communications and Marketing

The Division of Student Success communications team creates professional, UT-branded materials for the division and its departments to support the division’s mission, initiatives, and development.

Our goal is creatively and proactively communicating to UT scholars the academic resources and support available within the division and across the UT campus.

If you would like to submit a project please use our intake form located here. Go Vols!


Student Success Communications Team

  Contact Areas of Responsibilities

Richard Lee

Director of Strategic Communications

rlee57@utk.edu

Oversight of all DSS Communications planning, processes, and operations.

Intermediary with Vice Provost, Student Life, Enrollment Management, & OCM communications directors.

Patrick Garlock

Assistant Director, Communications

pgarlock@utk.edu

First-Generation Initiatives, First-Year Programs, University Honors, and New Student Orientation.


Communications related to student scholars and external audiences.

Lacey Wood

Assistant Director, Communications

lsmiths1@utk.edu

Academic Advising Initiatives, ASC, CCDAE, Strategic Initiates, OURF, UTSA, Veterans Success.
 
Internal communications related to faculty and staff.

Lola Hildreth

Communications Coordinator

lhildret@utk.edu

Incoming student communications
Digital communications through Slate.

Graphic Design support 

Sadie Montague

Graphic Designer 

vhr538@utk.edu

Oversight of all DSS Graphic Design planning, processes, and operations.