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Thomas R. Cruise

Program Director


Thomas (Tom) Cruise serves as the Program Director of the Veterans Success Center, which currently serves over 1500 military service members and their dependents using VA education benefits. He oversees various programs and services through the center such as Green Zone Training, VA Work-Study Program, and the Veteran Impact Program.

Cruise is an Air Force veteran, serving 6 years as a crew chief on the F-16. He holds an A.A in Business from Ashford University, B.S. in Communication, and M.S. in Educational Psychology, both from UT, Knoxville.

“As a former student veteran, I understand the experiences of our veteran population. It is an honor and privilege to serve this community and aid in their success at UT. We were volunteers then, volunteers now, and volunteers forever.”

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