Student Affairs News

Student Affairs Welcomes New Faces

The Division of Student Affairs has a few new faces welcoming students back for the fall semester. Jeff Cathey, Frank Cuevas and Melissa Shivers will experience their first Welcome Week at UT Knoxville this year. Cathey came to UT during the spring semester as a new associate dean of students. Having both arrived on campus over the summer, Cuevas is the new executive director of University Housing and Shivers is the assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs.

Coaches Dooley, Fulmer and Majors Headline Auction and Golf Tournament

Supporters of UT Knoxville will have the chance to rub elbows and play golf with some well-known names this weekend while raising money for scholarships benefiting African-American students.

The fifth annual Alex Haley Scholarship Benefit Auction & Celebrity Golf Tournament takes place Sunday and Monday, May 16 and 17.

TeamVOLS Collecting Items for Nashville Flood Victims

UT Knoxville’s TeamVOLS group is gathering necessities such as bottled water, canned food items, toiletries and linens to help the many Tennesseans affected by the devastating floods in Nashville and its surrounding areas. Items may be brought to the TeamVOLS office, University Center room 315A, by noon Monday, May 10.

Rockwell Collins Chairman and UT Knoxville Alum Invests in Student Leadership Program

UT Knoxville alumnus Clay Jones and his wife, Debbie, have donated $1 million to provide funding for the university’s student leadership program. Jones, Rockwell Collins chairman, president, and chief executive officer, visited campus last week to discuss plans for the gift, which will fund the Jones Director of Leadership Programming in the student affairs division.

Jenkins Honored by SACSA

Tanisha Jenkins, associate director in UT’s Office of Minority Student Affairs, was honored in Nashville last week at the Southern Association for College Student Affairs’ 60th Annual Awards and Celebration Dinner. Jenkins was named the 2009 recipient of the Bobby E. Leach Award, which recognizes a student affairs professional or graduate student for significant contributions to the development of multicultural relations on a college or university campus.

Students Embark on Leadership Summit Nov. 13

Nearly 200 students from UT Knoxville will travel to the Clyde Austin 4-H Camp in Greenville, Tenn., on Friday, Nov. 13 for the university’s annual Student Leadership Summit. The two-day conference will help student leaders enhance their leadership skills through interactions with UT staff, faculty and other students.