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Administrative Staff

This page provides a more complete view of the various duties and responsibilities of the administrative staff for the Office of the Provost.

Office of the Provost

Angie Cross

Administrative Coordinator for the Provost
across15@utk.edu
865-974-9033

  • Serves as internal and external point of contact for all requests of the provost
  • Coordinates administrative workflow for provost
  • Composes and edits communications from the provost’s office
  • Manages the provost’s calendar
  • Schedules recurring meetings, organizes provost sponsored meetings, and compiles meeting agendas
  • Coordinates nomination and selection process for select faculty awards, honorary degrees, and chancellor’s professors
  • Provides administrative support for academic and administrative searches

Heather Cockrum

Events Coordinator for the Provost
865-974-9410

  • Coordinator for provost-sponsored events
  • Project manager for internal office initiatives

Academic Affairs

Cora Ripley

03-39930-1Administrative Coordinator for Vice Provost Robert Hinde
865-974-0684

  • Serves as internal and external point of contact for all requests of the vice provost for academic affairs
  • Facilitates academic program reviews and mid-cycle reviews
  • Coordinates and supports key academic affairs committees related to the strategic plan
  • Serves as the institutional coordinator for the Academic Common Market

Enrollment Management

Elizabeth Tampas-Dixon

Administrative Coordinator for Vice Provost Kari Alldredge
865-974-1350

  • Serves as internal and external point of contact for all requests of the vice provost for enrollment management
  • Coordinates administrative workflow for the vice provost
  • Manages the vice provost’s calendar
  • Schedules recurring meetings, organizes vice provost sponsored meetings and compiles meeting agendas
  • Provides administrative support for departmental searches

Faculty Affairs

Melanie Finnegan

Melanie FinneganAdministrative Coordinator for Vice Provost John Zomchick
865-974-6152

  • Serves as internal and external point of contact for all requests and scheduling for the vice provost for faculty affairs
  • Provides support and composes appointment letters for academic searches
  • Facilitates promotion and tenure process
  • Facilitates faculty development leave process and leaves related to the Faculty & Family Care Policy
  • Processes necessary support documentation for faculty retention and evaluation
  • Serves as the point of contact for Elements inquiries
  • Serves as the point of contact for inquiries regarding the Online Faculty Review System
  • Maintains all handbooks related to Faculty Affairs

Global Engagement

Lamonya Davis

Administrative Coordinator for Vice Provost Gretchen Neisler
865-974-3177

  • Serves as internal and external point of contact for all requests of the vice provost for international affairs
  • Coordinates administrative workflow for the vice provost
  • Oversees budget and financial operations
  • Serves as office manager for all units of the Center for Global Engagement

Graduate School

Millie Cheatham

Administrative Coordinator to Vice Provost and Dean Dixie Thompson
865-974-0818

  • Serves as internal and external point of contact for all requests of the vice provost and dean
  • Coordinates administrative workflow for the vice provost and dean
  • Manages the calendar for the vice provost and dean
  • Serves as the office manager for the Graduate School
  • Coordinates most Graduate School sponsored programs and events
  • Provides administrative support for Student/Faculty Research Awards
  • Provides administrative support for monthly meetings of the Graduate Associate Deans

Academic Resources

Connie Beatty

Connie BeattyAdministrative Support Assistant
865-974-3578

  • Manages chancellor’s, provost’s, vice chancellors’, and vice provosts’ guest traffic and phone calls
  • Provides administrative support to the director of academic resources, including entering accounts payable, reconciling time sheets and ledgers, and preparing and entering travel
  • Supports and serves as back-up to other administrative assistants on the floor
  • Manages the conference room and orders supplies

Karen West

Business Manager, Academic Affairs                                                      
865-974-8425

  • Manages the day to day operations of the provost office budget
  • Oversees the financial and human resources operations of academic affairs units
  • Develops, implements, and manages department E&G and restricted budgets

David Price

Director of Budget, Finance and Operations
865-974-1795

  • Provides oversight of the provost academic budget and executive human resource function
  • Supervises finance and administration staff
  • Develops and reviews provost business process and policy
  • Provides support to the vice provosts
  • Conducts financial planning and analysis