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University Advancement


The Division of University Advancement is the friend-raising and fundraising arm of the University. Feel free to reach out to any staff member at any time. If your need extends outside the purview of our responsibilities, we will gladly help you connect with the person or office who can assist.

Cynthia L. Whitt Vice President for University Advancement Grant Lee 304 423.869.6394 [email protected]
Frank Woodward Assistant Vice President for University Advancement Grant Lee 325 423.869.6351 [email protected]
Gloria Hutcherson Executive Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement Grant Lee 302 423.869.7072 [email protected]
Regina Burns Director of Special Projects and Foundations Grant Lee 320 423.869.6255 [email protected]
Sheliah Cosby Senior Director of Alumni Services Grant Lee 324 423.869.6353 [email protected]
Eric Evans Coordinator for Advancement Services Grant Lee 315 423.869.6215 [email protected]
Blake Lawson Director of Development, DSOL and Dental Medicine WKNOX Bldg 3-206 865.338.5706 [email protected]
Anthony "A. J." Lewis Director of Athletic Development Grant Lee 311 423.869.6274 [email protected]
Donnie Lipscomb Director of Development Grant Lee 321 423.869.6359 [email protected]
Bridgette Welch Director of Development, Health Sciences Grant Lee 326 423.869.7206 [email protected]
Jared Zanet Assistant Director of Alumni Services and Annual Fund Grant Lee 312 423.869.6041 [email protected] 


The Department of Public Relations and Marketing is also part of the Division of University Advancement. If you would like to connect with a communications team member, click HERE.