Kari Alldredge Named New Admissions Director

Kari Alldredge has been named UT’s new admissions director and will begin work on June 10.

Alldredge is the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Oklahoma State University (OSU), where she has worked since 2006.

“Kari has strong experience in outreach, recruiting, and marketing at a large public land-grant institution. Her abilities will greatly benefit our Office of Undergraduate Admissions,” said Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services. “I think she will bring an energy and passion to the job that will make her a vital part of our team.”

At OSU, Alldredge led an admissions team that welcomed the school’s largest class ever. She helped reverse a six-year trend of declining enrollment and increased campus tour numbers by 80 percent. She worked with departments across the OSU campus to develop a collaborative recruitment community. She was also part of creating an award-winning marketing program targeting prospective students and their families.

“I’m very excited about coming to UT in because of its genuine commitment to access as a land-grant institution,” Alldredge said.

“With enhanced marketing efforts, we were able to really transform how we communicate with students at OSU, and I see similar efforts are at work at UT. I look forward to being part of the team,” she said.

Alldredge has a bachelor’s degree in public communication from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University.

She will fill the position that’s been vacant since Vern Granger left a year ago for another job.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)

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