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Student Success Leadership & Staff


Name Title
Amber Williams Vice Provost for Student Success


Chief Operating Officer for Student Success

Patrick Biddix

Faculty Fellow

Richard Lee

Director of Strategic Communications


Name Title Phone Email
Krystyne Savarese Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success and Chief Strategist 865-974-8578
Sally B. Hunter Faculty Director 865-974-5089
Steven “Cheppo” Cheppo Program Director of Special Events 865-974-4546
Vacant Director of Research & Assessment    


Name Title Phone Email
CortneyJo Sandidge Associate Vice Provost for Student Success 865-974-2445
Aaron Dixon Program Director, UT Success Academy 865-974-9637
Lindsay Hansen Director, New Student Orientation 865-974-4546
Vacant  Director, First-Year Programs    



Name Title Phone Email
Leonard E. Clemons Associate Vice Provost for Student Success 865-974-0366
Talisha Adams Director, First-Generation Initiatives 865-974-7900
Stephanie Kit Executive Director, Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration 865-974-5435
Doug Renalds Director, Academic Success Center 865-974-6641
Jayetta M. Rogers Director, Veterans Success Center 865-974-5420
Jeremy Mobley Program Director, Academic Advising Initiatives 865-974-1736


Name Title Phone Email
Patrick Akos Associate Vice Provost for Student Success and Executive Director of Honors & Scholars Programs
James Williams Director, Honors & Scholars Programs 865-974-6620
Erin Darby Faculty Director, Undergraduate Research & Fellowships 865-974-2466
Andrew Seidler Director, Undergraduate Research & Fellowships 865-974-3518


Division of Student Success Organizational Chart