Thornton Center News

Joe Scogin Named Director of Thornton Athletics Student Life Center

Joe Scogin has been named assistant provost, director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, and senior associate athletic director. He will begin in May. Scogin is currently the associate athletic director at the University of Missouri. The Thornton Center helps student-athletes balance the difficult demands of their academic and athletic schedules by providing academic support services.

Donna Thomas Named Permanent Director of UT’s Thornton Center

Donna Thomas, who has worked with UT Athletics for twenty-one years and has served as interim director of UT Knoxville’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center for six months, has been named as the center’s permanent director. The Thornton Center provides academic support, educational programs, and a learning environment in which student-athletes have the opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Thomas Named Interim Director of Thornton Center

UT Women’s Senior Associate Athletics Director Donna Thomas is now serving as the interim director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center. She will oversee the center in addition to her current position as senior associate athletic director. Eric Brey, who has been serving as director of the Thornton Center, has assumed a position in the Student Success Center.