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CortneyJo Sandidge

Associate Vice Provost for Student Success


CortneyJo Sandidge (CJ), serves as the associate vice provost for the Division of Student Success. She works closely with First-Year Experience, UT Success Academy, and the Veterans Success Center.
She has worked in higher education for 20 years and is extremely passionate about serving students and seeing them reach their full potential. CJ started her career at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was able to support student success through financial services, such as aid assistance, student loan management – responsible borrowing, repayment, and forgiveness, and financial wellness and planning. She later worked at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where she was the founding director of Husker Hub, Nebraska’s one-stop office for financial and registration services.
Sandidge has a B.A. in theatre with an emphasis in performance, and an M.S. in personal financial planning from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Leadership and Instructional Practice at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.
She thoroughly enjoys serving others and seeing everyone live out their full potential.
Gallup Strengths: Learner, Communication, Positivity, Ideation, Responsibility