Alumni Communications, Annual Giving, and Donor Relations
Alumni Engagement and Student Programs
Interim Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Affairs
Support Staff: Carol Yates
Chip Bryant has been at UT for more than twenty years. He arrived as a freshman in 1988 and graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He spent eleven years with UT Athletics as assistant athletics director for marketing, managing the corporate partner program and contracts. Bryant formerly served as the executive director of development for the Haslam College of Busines, as well as the director of campus-wide campaigns.
Under Bryant’s leadership, the Haslam College of Business development team received more than $200 million and the Haslam College of Business endowment has grown from $42 million to $102 million. Bryant led the college’s development office during the Campaign for Tennessee, through which the college received over $122 million. During its current campaign, Investing in the Journey to the Top 25, the Haslam College of Business has received $145 million toward a $175 million goal. As director of campaigns, Bryant has been leading the campus-wide campaign strategy to secure the key funds for the university to become a Top 25 public research. More than $640 million has been received toward the campaign’s priorities since 2012.
Lee Patouillet, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs
Support Staff: Krista Weatherholt
Dr. Lee Patouillet, a UT alumnus, is a 35 year advancement professional. Lee joined the staff as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs at UT Knoxville on July 1, 2013. He served as the chief alumni relations officer for the University of South Florida, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Florida. Most recently, he led Patouillet Consulting, LLC, a comprehensive consulting firm helping colleges and universities generate additional support and increase constituent engagement. He says, “I am honored and excited about joining a team committed to UTK’s Journey to become one of the top 25 public research universities in the country.”
Lee is a charter member of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE). The alumni organizations led by Lee have received more than 10 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awards for excellence. “I am looking forward to working with members of the university community especially the alumni to advance UT and enrich the lives of students and alumni worldwide.”