Vern Granger, who has worked in admissions at North Carolina State University since 1998, has been named the new undergraduate admissions director for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Granger will start on Sept. 21. He will direct efforts to recruit undergraduate students to UT Knoxville.
“We are very pleased to have Vern joining our admissions team,” Provost Susan Martin said. “He has a proven track record of success at NC State. We think he will help enhance access to UT and further our success in attracting the best and brightest students.”
Granger replaces Nancy McGlasson, who retired June 30 after 40 years at UT Knoxville. She had been director of undergraduate admissions for the last seven years.
Granger said, “I am very honored and thrilled to become a member of the Volunteer family. UT Knoxville is a first-class institution, with great people, programs and resources. When I hear the high level of enthusiasm from people when they talk about this university, it increases my excitement about coming to campus. I look forward to working with the wonderful professionals in the admissions office and throughout the university.”
Granger has served the past five years as senior assistant director of admissions for NC State and has been part of a team looking at first-year student retention, study abroad and student-athlete admission. Prior to going to NC State, he was assistant director of admissions at Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C.
Granger is a member of several regional and national admissions organizations. He is past president of the Carolina Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and a member of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, the Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his master’s degree with a focus on minority issues in post-secondary education from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2002 and spent time in Germany studying the country’s educational system.