Ann Holt Skadberg (’62)

Category: Alumni Service | Awards

When Ann Skadberg’s husband, Dean (’61), served as vice president and president of the UT Alumni Association, she accompanied him to more than 50 alumni events. Since she graduated from UT in 1962 with a BA in English, Skadberg has embodied the alumna who never stops giving back to the university she loves.

A proud Lady Vols fan, Skadberg has supported several initiatives related to Neyland Stadium, Lady Vols athletic scholarships, and the Pat Summitt statue. She co-chaired the Campaign for Tennessee for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) and served on the boards of the UT Women’s Council and Alliance of Women Philanthropists. She is currently a member of the CEHHS Board of Advisors.

Always happy to connect with students, the Skadbergs have hosted eight Student Alumni Associates annual meetings with as many as 80 in attendance each year. They also have opened their home to parties to encourage promising high school seniors to consider attending UT and hosted the annual Dinner with 12 Vols to further serve the Alumni Association.

The Skadbergs have endowed several scholarships in memory of Skadberg’s father, the late, beloved university president Andy Holt. They have also endowed a professorship in CEHHS.

In addition to deferred major gifts to the Haslam College of Business, CEHHS, and Athletics, they couple gives annually not only to these units but to the College of Nursing and the UT Alumni Association.

As an active volunteer in the Knoxville community, Skadberg reads with students at Lonsdale Elementary School, teaches Bible study at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, has served as president of the ATHENE women’s study group, is a member of P.E.O., and regularly volunteers at Thrive Lonsdale Ministry and Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). In the past, she has also served on the KARM fundraising committee and the Cancer Support Community philanthropic committee.
Ann Holt Skadberg
2015 Alumni Service Award Winner